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Galatasaray keen on Cahill

2018-08-23T22:55:04Z

Turkish giants Galatasaray have expressed an interest in Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, according to Fotomac.

The experienced England international has entered the final 12 months of his current contract at Stamford Bridge.

Morata open to Madrid return

2018-08-23T22:08:43Z

Alvaro Morata remains open to the prospect of returning to Real Madrid as the Spanish transfer window runs down, claims El Chiringuito.

The 25-year-old left the Santiago Bernabeu for Stamford Bridge last summer, but would be willing to make a return journey 12 months on after enduring a tough time in England.

Why Balotelli stayed at Nice

2018-08-23T21:27:10Z

Mario Balotelli has admitted he wanted to leave Nice at the end of last season and had several offers to exit the club. 

He has, however, decided to stay put and honour his contract with the Ligue 1 club.

Find out why here.

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Arsenal still monitoring Dembele

2018-08-23T20:05:25Z

Arsenal are continuing to keep an eye on Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, claims La Provence.

The French forward first registered on the Gunners' radar during Arsene Wenger's reign and remains a possible transfer target under Unai Emery.

Mourinho would have walked at any other club

2018-08-23T19:49:30Z

Jose Mourinho would have walked away from any other club had he experienced his current struggles, claims The Mirror.

The Manchester United manager, who saw his hands tied in the transfer market prior to enduring a stuttering start to the Premier League season, is said to be seething at the Red Devils’ executive vice-president Ed Woodward.

Tottenham prepared to part with Rose

2018-08-23T19:20:01Z

Danny Rose could still be heading out of Tottenham before the transfer deadline passes across Europe, reports the Evening Standard.

The England international left-back has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Spurs are prepared to let him leave if a suitable offer is tabled.

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Arsenal legend led Fred to Man Utd

2018-08-23T18:50:17Z

Manchester United midfielder Fred has revealed that Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva helped to talk him into a £52.5 million ($67m) move to Old Trafford.

The Brazilian told the Red Devils' official website: “He praised the club a lot and, after he was granted the opportunity to speak to Jose Mourinho and other senior figures at United, we made the decision together for me to come here. We decided it would be a good move for me.”

Read the full story on Goal!

Henry offered Bordeaux job

2018-08-23T18:25:30Z

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been presented with an offer from Bordeaux to become their new boss, reports Sky Sports.

The 41-year-old has been weighing up his options over recent days as he considers making a first foray into management.

Real Madrid wanted to bring James back

2018-08-23T18:15:57Z

Real Madrid were prepared to part with €40 million in order to buy James Rodriguez out of his loan spell at Bayern Munich, claims El Pais.

The Colombia international moved to Germany on a two-year agreement in 2017, with Bayern retaining a purchase option once that deal comes to a close next summer.

Real have seen James thrive in the Bundesliga and had hoped that they could bring him back onto their books as they start life without the talismanic presence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Everton looking for Lookman to stay

2018-08-23T17:51:18Z

Everton manager Marco Silva is reluctant to let Ademola Lookman leave despite interest being shown from RB Leipzig and talk of £22 million ($28m) bids doing the rounds.

The Toffees boss said: "I understand some clubs are interested in him but at the end I told you last week, I told you two weeks ago, (in) my opinion he is the present and the future of the club and we have to try to convince him to go in this way as well."

Spurs saw £25m Abraham bid snubbed

2018-08-23T17:28:04Z

Tottenham had a £25 million ($32m) move for Tammy Abraham rejected by Chelsea on deadline day, Goal understands.

Abraham, who was singled out by Mauricio Pochettino to come in and deputise for Harry Kane, was keen on a switch across London but Chelsea had no interest in losing the promising forward to their fiercest local rival.

Read the full story on Goal!

Collins to return to West Ham

2018-08-23T16:41:53Z

West Ham are ready to hand James Collins a one-year contract, reports The Sun.

The Welsh defender was released by email over the summer, but he has been training with the Hammers of late and has done enough to impress Manuel Pellegrini.

Gomis heading to Saudi Arabia

2018-08-23T15:45:30Z

Former Lyon and Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is poised to link up with Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hilal, according to the club's president.

Sami Al-Jaber has announced that the France international is set to join the club from Turkish side Galatasaray.

Wolves wanted Kessie in €60m deal

2018-08-23T15:16:57Z

Premier League new boys Wolves made an audacious bid to land AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie over the summer, claims Calciomercato.

The men from Molineux are said to have lodged an offer for the Ivorian which included an upfront fee of €40 million (£36m/$46m) and a further €20m (£18m/$23m) in bonuses.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Lunin set for loan move

2018-08-23T14:53:19Z

Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin will join Leganes on loan, according to Marca.

The 19-year-old joined Madrid from Zorya Luhansk this summer, but the capital club want him to get more experience in the top flight before he can compete with Thibaut Courtois and Keylor Navas for a place in Julen Lopetegui's team.

Leganes were the preferred destination ahead of Rayo Vallecano and Real Valladolid as the European champions believe he will get more game time under Mauricio Pellegrino.

Pavard's Bayern move delayed for a year

2018-08-23T14:29:13Z

Benjamin Pavard will not be moving this year, but Stuttgart may only be able to hold Bayern Munich's advances off for one more year, Kicker claims.

The full-back has become a top target for the Bundesliga champions after his impressive performances at the World Cup but he is willing to stay with Stuttgart.

He may be more open to a move in 2019, however, and his €35 million (£32m/$40m) release clause will still be active.

Marseille consider move for Celtic star Dembele

2018-08-23T13:59:56Z

French side could offer €20m for 22-year-old

After losing out on the signing of Mario Balotelli, Marseille have turned their attention to Celtic forward Moussa Dembele, La Provence says.

The French side have been in touch with the striker and could offer as much as €20 million (£18m/$23m) for him, but Celtic are hoping to hold on to their star player.

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Ben Arfa gets two offers

2018-08-23T13:36:23Z

Free agent Hatem Ben Arfa has received offers from Nice and RennesLe10Sport claims.

The midfielder was released from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season and is on the hunt for a new club.

There were rumours the 31-year-old was set to join side Saint-Priest, but the Ligue 2 team said it was a hoax and he looks set to stay in the top flight.

Real Madrid agree to sign Iago Aspas

2018-08-23T12:43:10Z

Real Madrid have struck a deal to sign Iago Aspas from Celta, it has been reported on El Chiringuito.

The European champions are on the hunt for a new attacker and see the former Liverpool striker as a good candidate after seeing him score 22 goals in 34 league games for Celta last season.

He is seen as an alternative to Rodrigo, who Madrid have been unable to sign from Valencia.

Man Utd fans want Ed Woodward out

2018-08-23T12:18:10Z

Manchester United fans will reveal a banner calling for Ed Woodward to leave the club in one of their upcoming games, The Daily Mail reports.

United fans and manager Jose Mourinho expected more activity from the Premier League side this summer and Woodward is the man who is carrying the blame.

When the Red Devils visit Turf Moor to meet Burnley on September 2, the supporters will wave unfurl the message reading: "Ed Out – LUHG".

Neymar is Real Madrid's only target

2018-08-23T12:02:19Z

€300m being saved to buy PSG star

Real Madrid have no intention of adding to their squad this summer, unless they can snap up Neymar, Marca reports.

The Brazilian star is the only player the European champions have eyes for, despite them being linked to several other top players.

Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Rodrigo have all been named as potential signings for Julen Lopetegui's men, but Neymar is still No.1 and the club are keeping €300 million (£269m/$348m) in reserve to buy him eventually.

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Monaco target Leverkusen star Henrichs

2018-08-23T11:40:46Z

Monaco have made an offer for Bayer Leverkusen full-back Benjamin Henrichs, L'Equipe writes.

The Germany international has a contract that runs until 2022 and has been a key player for Leverkusen, so Monaco will need to pay more than €20 million (£18m/$23m) for him.

Everton midfielder joins Bolton on loan

2018-08-23T11:12:24Z

Everton midfielder Joe Williams has joined Bolton on loan.

The 21-year-old spent last season at Barnsley and will return to the Championship for another campaign.

 

Real Madrid trying to sell Coentrao

2018-08-23T10:59:13Z

Real Madrid are looking to offload Fabio Coentrao this summer, but are awaiting offers for the left-back, says Marca.

The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at Sporting, but the Portuguese side are not interested in a permanent deal.

Liverpool send Arroyo on loan

2018-08-23T10:40:20Z

Anderson Arroyo is set to join Gent on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

The 18-year-old defender joined the Reds in February and was immediately loaned to Real Mallorca B, but will head to Belgium next after having a medical.

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Alcacer tops Borussia Dortmund list

2018-08-23T10:24:22Z

Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has made Paco Alcacer his top target before the close of the transfer window, Kicker reports.

Alcacer has struggled at Barca and the Catalan side are prepared to let him go, but it could take a big offer to land him.

Dortmund are determined to bring in a new attacker, however, and Alcacer fits Favre's profile.

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Celtic back out of McKenna chase

2018-08-23T10:02:25Z

Brendan Rodgers says Celtic will not continue their pursuit of Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna.

The Scottish champions were linked with a move for the 21-year-old, but have learned he is not for sale.

"He is a young player that I like. However the clubs have spoken and Scott, it was made clear he won't be for sale," Rodgers said.

Real Madrid plot Mbappe move ahead of FFP sanction

2018-08-23T09:28:22Z

UEFA may clear path for big move

Real Madrid are hoping to capitalise on Paris Saint-Germain's delicate Financial Fair Play situation by making a move for Kylian Mbappe, AS reports.

UEFA have reopened an investigation into the French giants over their lavish spending over recent years, meaning they could be punished.

Madrid, then, are hoping they can convince PSG to let their star attacker go in case UEFA take action.

 

Mourinho won't quit Man Utd

2018-08-23T09:01:32Z

Coach unhappy with Ed Woodward

Jose Mourinho may be unhappy and frustrated at Manchester United, but he will not resign from his post, says The Times.

The Portuguese is disappointed in United's transfer business, causing a strain in his relationship with Ed Woodward.

Meanwhile, United fans are said to be preparing to show a banner criticising Woodward at their next home game.

Monaco join PSG & Atletico in Marchisio race

2018-08-23T08:48:19Z

Monaco have entered the race to sign Claudio Marchisio, but must compete with interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico MadridTuttosport reports.

The midfielder is on the hunt for a new club after leaving Juventus and it has been claimed he was offered to Marseille, while there is interest from Nice, Sevilla and Sporting CP.

Juventus still target Milinkovic-Savic

2018-08-23T08:32:17Z

Juventus remain determined to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but will look to complete the move in 2019, Calciomercato says.

The attacking midfielder had been linked to several top clubs this summer, with Manchester United and Barcelona said to be leading the race.

Juve are still hopeful of landing the Serbia international and have been negotiating with his agent as they look to seal a deal for next season.

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PSG ready €90m offer for Barcelona star Rakitic

2018-08-23T08:04:17Z

French side target Croatian midfielder

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a €90 million (£80m/$104m) offer for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to Sport.

The French side's offer falls short of the €125m (£112m/$145m) release clause in Rakitic's contract, but they are hopeful of reaching an agreement before the transfer window closes.

Although Rakitic is in no hurry to leave the Catalan side, PSG believe they can convince him to sign a contract.

Bolasie to leave Everton on loan

2018-08-23T07:46:48Z

Yannick Bolasie is set to join Aston Villa on loan from Everton, the Championship side's boss Steve Bruce says.

The winger is "exactly" what Villa are looking for as they look to wrap up his transfer before the weekend.

Read the full story here

Martinez seeks new club after Sporting rejection

2018-08-23T07:33:00Z

Jackson Martinez is having a difficult time finding a new club, having been rejected by Portuguese side SportingAS claims.

The striker's Chinese adventure with Guangzhou Evergrande ended disastrously in February and he has been on the hunt for new employers since.

However, he is finding no takers so far after Sporting stuck by Bas Dost while Leon did not want him.

Ramsey hesitant over Arsenal contract extension

2018-08-23T07:08:33Z

Aaron Ramsey will not commit his future to Arsenal without assurances that he will keep his place in Unai Emery's team, The Sun reports.

The midfielder has a year left on his contract and the club hope to tie him to a new deal, but his omission from the starting XI for last week's defeat to Chelsea has left the Welshman concerned over his role in the team.

Loftus-Cheek considering loan move

2018-08-23T06:45:04Z

Ruben Loftus-Cheek could still leave Chelsea on loan before the end of the transfer window, The Mirror says.

The England international wants more playing time at Chelsea this season but featured for just 20 minutes in their first Premier League game before being left out the following week.

With loans to Germany, Spain and France still possible before the transfer window closes, the Blues still need to convince the 22-year-old that he is at the best place.

Barca to extend Valverde contract

2018-08-23T06:23:18Z

Barcelona are planning talks with coach Ernesto Valverde over a contract extension, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The Spaniard is in the final 12 months of his deal at Camp Nou, but they hope to tie him down for another year.

Director of football Eric Abidal will sit down with him next month to begin working on a deal.

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Rose could leave Spurs, Alderweireld to stay

2018-08-23T04:20:55Z

The pair have been strongly linked with moves away, but only one may depart

Tottenham are open to letting Danny Rose leave this month, but Toby Alderweireld will stay with the club, claims the Evening Standard. 

Rose has turned down a loan move to Schalke but PSG are interested and Mauricio Pochettino is happy to let the 28-year-old leave the club. 

Alderweireld was linked with a move away all summer, but will remain after returning to the squad against Fulham at the weekend. 

Liverpool want Dortmund to acquire Origi permanently

2018-08-23T03:15:33Z

Liverpool will not allow Borussia Dortmund to acquire Divock Origi without a mandatory purchase option, according to The Telegraph.

The clubs have been locked in discussions over the striker, with Dortmund hoping to land Origi on a season-long loan.

But the Reds will insist that any deal for the 23-year-old include an obligation for Dortmund to buy at the end of 2018-19.

PSG eyeing five left-backs

2018-08-23T02:10:35Z

Paris Saint-Germain want to sign a new left-back before the end of August and are looking at five options, reports Le10Sport

The Ligue 1 side were initially looking into signing Alex Sandro from Juventus, but the Brazilian proved too expensive with Juve demanding up to €70 million (£63m/$81m). 

That has left five other options on PSG's wish-list: Filipe Luis, Juan Bernat, Ricardo Rodriguez, Danny Rose and Wendell. 

Llorente could leave Real Madrid

2018-08-23T01:15:47Z

Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente has failed to convince new manager Julen Lopetegui and could leave the club, claims AS

The 23-year-old was used sparingly last season with Zinedine Zidane as manager, and hoped to have better luck under Lopetegui. 

But that has not been the case and he could now be sold, with Villarreal, Espanyol and Alaves all interested. 

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Collins could make shock West Ham return

2018-08-23T00:22:06Z

James Collins in back training with West Ham and could sign a one-year deal with the club, reports The Sun.

After 11 years with the club, the defender was let go via email over the summer in a move that angered the club's supporters.

Now the 35-year-old could be in line for a quick return to the Hammers, who have lost both their opening Premier League games. 

Man City recall Muric after Bravo injury

2018-08-22T23:21:48Z

Claudio Bravo's ruptured Achilles has forced Manchester City to recall goalkeeper Aro Muric from his loan with NAC Breda.

City faced a crisis at goalkeeper after Bravo's injury, with the club's ranks dangerously thin behind starter Ederson. 

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Juventus want to appoint Zidane

2018-08-22T22:15:35Z

The former Madrid boss could be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin

Juventus are hoping to appoint Zinedine Zidane as manager next season, reports El Pais.

Massimiliano Allegri has been in charge for four seasons in Turin, each of which has produced a Serie A title, but Juve feel his cycle could come to an end after five seasons. 

The club's dream option to replace Allegri is Zidane, who departed Real Madrid in the summer and played for Juve from 1996 to 2001. 

Loftus-Cheek needs convincing over Chelsea future

2018-08-22T22:08:39Z

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is waiting for Chelsea to convince him that he has an important role to play this season, claims the Mirror

The 22-year-old has loan interest from Spain, Germany and France, with the transfer deadline fast approaching. 

Loftus-Cheek was not in the matchday squad for Chelsea's win over Arsenal last weekend, and is ready to go on loan if the club can't promise regular minutes. 

Milan contact Rabiot's representatives

2018-08-22T21:45:07Z

AC Milan have made contact with PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot's representatives, claims Le10Sport

The 23-year-old is set to become a free agent next summer, and Milan are hoping that a massive contract offer can lure Rabiot on a free transfer. 

Milan's new front office tandem of Leonardo and Paolo Maldini have reportedly been in touch with Rabiot's team for weeks. 

Barca to offer €10m for Boca teenager

2018-08-22T21:40:42Z

Barcelona are set to make a €10 million (£9m/$12m) bid for Boca Juniors defender ​Leonardo Balerdi, according to Marca

Despite not yet making his senior debut for Boca, the 19-year-old has emerged as one of his country's top defensive prospects. 

Barca could make a formal offer for the Argentina U-20 international in the coming days. 

Dortmund end interest in Pepe

2018-08-22T21:36:25Z

Borussia Dortmund have ended their interest in Lille striker ​Nicolas Pepe, reports Le10Sport

The 23-year-old Ivorian was reportedly on Dortmund's radar, with reports suggesting an offer of €30 million (£27m/$35m) could be forthcoming.

But Dortmund have now turned their attention toward Barcelona's Paco Alcacer as they look to improve their attacking firepower. 

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