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Chukwueze release clause has been raised

2019-04-04T21:49:54Z

Villarreal's Samu Chukwueze release clause was raised this past summer after he renewed his contract with the club, according to AS.

The Nigeria international added to the rumours around him with his performance against Barcelona and reportedly had a release clause of €40 million (£34m/$45m).

But that clause is now €63m after a contract renewal last summer and if that is met, Chukwueze would be the most lucrative departure in club history, surpassing Eric Bailly. 

Klopp met with Richarlison's agent

2019-04-04T21:15:53Z

Jurgen Klopp met with Renato Velasco, the agent for Everton star Richarlison, according to UOL Esport.

The Brazil international would not come cheap as Everton would accept no less than £70 million ($92m) for their attacker. 

But Klopp seems to have met with Velasco, and it is unknown what they discussed, Richarlison is the only European-based client of the agent. 

Pogba urged to leave if he doesn't want to play for Man Utd

2019-04-04T20:45:38Z

Paul Pogba should leave Manchester United if he no longer wants to play for the club, says former Red Devils midfielder Jesper Olsen.

Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season and the France midfielder said Los Blancos are "a dream club for every player".

And Olsen says, just as it was when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, a player should only stick around when he wants to play for the club.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

New Ajax star Marin speaks on De Jong comparisons

2019-04-04T20:15:31Z

New Ajax signing Razvan Marin has spoken out on comparisons between himself and Frenkie De Jong, declaring himself a different type of player.

Ajax confirmed Marin as a €12.5 million (£11m/$14m) signing, with the Romania international viewed as a replacement for the Barcelona-bound De Jong.

However, while Marin says he is aware of the comparison, he takes issue with it, saying he is a more dynamic, attacking player than De Jong.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Barca following Isak again

2019-04-04T19:46:11Z

Barcelona are back following striker Alexander Isak after a strong loan spell with Willem II of the Eredivisie, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Sweden international has been excellent since a January loan from Borussia Dortmund, scoring 10 goals in 10 Eredivisie games.

Isak and Dortmund are ready to listen to offers for the 19-year-old, and Barca are again showing interest after originally looking at Isak prior to his 2017 move to the Bundesliga

No doubt De Ligt would fit in at Man Utd - Olsen

2019-04-04T19:16:49Z

Former Denmark international Jesper Olsen believes Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt would be a good signing for Manchester United.

The centre-back has been heavily linked to several teams across Europe, with Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City showing an interest as well as United.

And Olsen says he has "no doubt" that the Netherlands international would excel at Old Trafford, as he would at most top teams.

Read the full story on Goal

Newcastle boss Benitez starts Ligue 1 job hunt

2019-04-04T18:48:01Z

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has hired an agency to find him a job in Ligue 1, L'Equipe reports.

The Spaniard's contract with the Magpies expires at the end of the season and although they have offered him a two-year extension, it seems the former Liverpool, Inter and Real Madrid boss wants to leave the Premier League outfit.

Benitez has hired a football agency in Lyon to find an opening for him to take over his first French team this summer.

Ajax eye Barcelona youngster Alena

2019-04-04T18:20:53Z

Ajax are interested in signing Carles Alena from Barcelona this summer, Sport claims.

The two clubs have already discussed the possibility of the 21-year-old midfielder in previous meetings, while the Amsterdam side are also interested in 19-year-old defender Jean-Clair Todibo.

Ajax have agreed to sell Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona this summer already, while the Catalan side want Matthijs de Ligt, too. Amid talk of a partnership between Ajax and Barca being discussed, Alena could end up heading to the Dutch capital ahead of next season.

Mourinho in talks with Inter & Roma

2019-04-04T17:53:08Z

Ex-Man Utd boss eyes Serie A return

Jose Mourinho is sounding Inter and Roma out over the possibility of returning to Serie A.

Mourinho is eager to return to management next season following his sacking from Manchester United in December.

The 56-year-old won a European and domestic treble with Inter before joining Real Madrid and is open to going back to Italy

Sky Sport in Italy claim Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti would like to see Mourinho replace Luciano Spalletti this summer, but the Portuguese boss has also called Roma to discuss replacing Claudio Ranieri.

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What's next for Boateng?

2019-04-04T17:25:04Z

Jerome Boateng has been a rock at the back for so long with both Bayern Munich and Germany, but in short order, his days with both appear to be coming to an end.

Already retired from Germany duty by coach Joachim Low, the additions of Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard seem to signal the end of his time with Bayern as a summer exit looks possible.

Ronan Murphy looks at what lays ahead for the veteran, and whether he can land on his feet at one of Europe's other big clubs...

Fulham resigned to losing Sessegnon

2019-04-04T16:55:40Z

Fulham have resigned themselves to losing starlet Ryan Sessegnon this summer, according to the Evening Standard

The left-back/winger has been the target of larger Premier League sides for the past few seasons, and Sessegnon has wavered in signing a new deal with Fulham's relegation confirmed.

Sessegnon's contract expires in the summer of 2020, and though his value is less than it was last summer, the club is willing to let him go this year if a good offer comes in.

Palmeiras made €10m David Luiz bid

2019-04-04T16:25:17Z

Brazilian club Palmeiras have made €10 million (£9m/$11m) bid for David Luiz, but the Chelsea defender has no interest in leaving Europe, according to Yahoo Esporte.

Luiz's contract is running down with the Blues, with the sides at an impasse over the length of a deal –;the club won't give out contracts over a year to players over 30 while the player wants more than a single season.

The defender currently has a €40m offer over three years from a club in Qatar, as well as a chance to return to his native Brazil, but he is determined to stay in Europe. 

Ajax announce Marin capture

2019-04-04T16:02:40Z

Ajax have announced the signing of Romania international Razvan Marin from Standard Liege.

The midfielder joins the Eredivisie side for a reported €12.5 million (£11m/$14m) is believed to be meant to fill the void left behind by Frenkie de Jong's departure to Barcelona.

Ronaldo wants Dybala to be sold

2019-04-04T15:35:44Z

Cristiano Ronaldo has made it known to Juventus that he wants Paulo Dybala to be sold this summer, according to Don Balon.

It is understood Ronaldo does not feel he can perform at his optimum level while Dybala is on the pitch.

And the Portuguese hopes his fellow forward will be sold in a bid to raise funds for a summer spending spree.

PSG willing to meet De Gea's wage demands

2019-04-04T15:10:00Z

Paris Saint-Germain have made it clear they are willing to match David de Gea's wage demands, according to The Independent.

The Manchester United goalkeeper is out of contract in 2020 and is yet to agree terms on a new deal as he bids to become the highest-paid player at Old Trafford.

That has led to PSG being alerted to his potential availability, and they would be open to paying De Gea the £350,000-per-week he has asked the Red Devils for.

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Madrid not interested in Rabiot

2019-04-04T14:20:44Z

Real Madrid are not interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot this summer, according to Marca.

Reports in France claimed Zinedine Zidane's side had reached a verbal agreement with Rabiot, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

But despite planning a major summer overhaul, it is understood that the Santiago Bernabeu outfit will not be targeting the PSG outcast.

Maguire warned against Man Utd move

2019-04-04T13:50:15Z

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has been told to earn more experience before making a move to Manchester United.

Former Foxes centre-back Robert Huth believes the England international could "live or die" if he moved to Old Trafford at this stage of his career.

Check out the full story right here!

Bailly emerges as shock Real Madrid target

2019-04-04T13:25:23Z

Zidane a fan of Ivory Coast international

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has emerged as a shock transfer target for Real Madrid, according to The Sun.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to selling the Ivory Coast international this summer, and Madrid have placed him on their shortlist of defensive targets.

Zinedine Zidane will now assess his suitability for the Blancos, but is understood to be a fan from his time at Villarreal.

West Ham target €20m Tokoz

2019-04-04T12:49:27Z

West Ham are keen on landing Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz, claims Fanatik.

A versatile operator who can also play in defender is also attracting interest from Roma and Valencia and is valued at around €20 million (£17m/$22m).

Fulham to send Schurrle back

2019-04-04T12:22:53Z

Having lost their Premier League status, Fulham will be sending Andre Schurrle back to Borussia Dortmund.

The World Cup winner joined the Cottagers last summer on a two-year loan, but The Sun reports that agreement will be cut short.

Gotze hints at Klopp reunion

2019-04-04T12:00:33Z

Mario Gotze is “always looking for new challenges” and has hinted that a reunion with former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp could be made at Liverpool.

The World Cup winner has told Bild: "He [Klopp] knew that I wanted to leave Bayern. Of course, we talked. He knows me very well and that I am always looking for new challenges."

Check out the full story here.

Filipe Luis keeping options open

2019-04-04T11:45:00Z

Filipe Luis is hoping to land a contract extension at Aletico Madrid, but is not closing the door on a return to Brazil at Flamengo.

He has told Globo Esporte: "I have a contract with Atletico until June and my priority is to renew here, but I do not rule anything out. I do not have a Flamengo offer. But, of course, I'm open to listening."

Wolves club-record £30m Jimenez capture

2019-04-04T11:35:32Z

Mexico international staying at Molineux

Wolves have completed a club-record £30 million ($40m) deal to sign Raul Jimenez on a permanent basis from Benfica.

The Mexico international has penned a four-year contract at Molineux through to 2023.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Baggies to keep youngster from Barca

2019-04-04T11:00:00Z

West Brom are determined to keep in-demand youngster Louie Barry out of the clutches of Barcelona, reports the Express & Star.

The 15-year-old wonderkid is attracting interest from across Europe, but the Baggies intend on ensuring that he remains at The Hawthorns.

Tottenham target Sessegnon

2019-04-04T10:45:00Z

Tottenham are ready to rekindle their interest in Ryan Sessegnon following Fulham's relegation out of the Premier League, reports The Mirror.

Spurs have long been linked with the England U21 international and hope to lure him away from a London rival with the promise of more top-flight football.

Umtiti wants Barcelona stay

2019-04-04T10:15:00Z

Samuel Umtiti wants to stay at Barcelona this summer, claims Marca, with his future being called into question.

Manchester United are among those to have been linked with the World Cup winner, but he has no desire to leave even with Camp Nou giants said to be chasing Ajax starlet Matthijs de Ligt.

Lyon can't afford Mourinho

2019-04-04T10:04:00Z

Jose Mourinho has been linked with a move to Ligue 1 side Lyon, but club president Jean-Michel Aulas has ruled out that possibility, stating: “The Special One is not compatible with our economic reality.”

Read Aulas' full quotes on Goal

'Griezmann would end up on Barca's bench'

2019-04-04T09:31:04Z

Veteran coach Radomir Antic has said that Barcelona would be a bad move for Antoine Griezmann as he would only end up on the bench at Camp Nou.

Speaking exclusively to Goal, the 70-year-old former Atleti, Barca and Real coach compared the Frenchman to Coutinho, who has struggled to find his place in Ernesto Valverde's starting XI.

Read Goal's full interview with Antic here

Fraser welcomes Arsenal speculation

2019-04-04T08:30:49Z

Ryan Fraser has left the door open for a switch to Arsenal, with the Bournemouth midfielder conceding it is “very nice” to be attracting such interest.

The 25-year-old is reluctant to speculate on what his future might hold, but admits to being flattered by the rumours surrounding him.

Read Fraser's full quotes on Goal

Eriksen to stay at Spurs?

2019-04-04T08:00:00Z

'Varane wants to remain at Real Madrid'

2019-04-04T07:33:04Z

Raphael Varane “wants to remain” at Real Madrid, according to Blancos director Emilio Butragueno, with the likes of Manchester United and Juventus warned off summer moves for the defender.

The Red Devils and Bianconeri are in the hunt for suitable long-term additions at centre-half, but they may have turn their attention away from a French World Cup winner.

Check out the full story here.

Sanches in fresh Bayern exit hint

2019-04-04T07:01:41Z

Renato Sanches has once again hinted that his days at Bayern Munich may be numbered, with the Portuguese “not happy” with a lack of playing time.

He has said: "It is not my decision. I'm waiting for my opportunity and keep working. Of course, I want to play more."

Read the full story on Goal!

Leicester & West Ham want Colchester starlet

2019-04-04T06:31:09Z

Leicester and West Ham are plotting moves for highly-rated Colchester midfielder Noah Chilvers, claims The Sun.

The exciting 18-year-old is attracting plenty of interest heading towards the summer, with the Foxes and Hammers hoping to be at the front of the queue.

Man Utd to take De Gea risk

2019-04-04T06:04:19Z

Manchester United are willing to risk losing David de Gea rather than sanction a sale this summer, reports The Sun.

The Spanish goalkeeper is yet to commit to an extension to a contract due to expire in 2020, but the Red Devils will continue with talks and remain confident of reaching an agreement.

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Navas: I'll leave Madrid if Zidane tells me to

2019-04-04T04:30:25Z

Keylor Navas says his future is with Madrid unless he is told to leave by club manager Zinedine Zidane.

The Real Madrid boss says he'll clear up his goalkeeper situation this summer, with Navas having earned the start in goal for Wednesday's loss to Valencia

"If the coach tells me to go, that's what I'm going to do,: he told reporters after the loss. "But I have a contract and my present is at Real Madrid."

Read more from Navas right here!

D.C. United's Acosta still drawing interest from Europe

2019-04-04T03:53:09Z

A failed move to PSG has not killed off the chances of Luciano Acosta making the jump to Europe this summer. 

The Athletic reports that clubs in the Premier League and Ligue 1 have registered their interest in the attacker, with a Saudi club and Fenerbahce both wanting the Argentine. 

Galaxy trade for international roster spot

2019-04-04T02:34:04Z

The LA Galaxy have made a trade for an international roster spot. 

In a move that could be a hint at bringing in another player from abroad, the Galaxy sent $175,000 in allocation money to New York City FC in order to have the extra place for an international player on their roster. 

 

Valencia considering MLS offer

2019-04-04T01:15:08Z

Antonio Valencia is weighing up a two-year deal from an unnamed MLS club, according to his father. 

Speaking to Educador ratio station Area Deportiva, Valencia's father said: "Antonio Valencia has an offer from an MLS team to sign for two seasons."

The 33-year-old has made just five appearances so far this season and is out of contract in the summer.

 

More Bundesliga interest in England's young talent

2019-04-04T00:30:56Z

Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Mason Mounth are attracting interest from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

Mount is on loan at Derby while Abraham is playing his football at Aston Villa, but they soon could be on their way to the German top flight.

That's according to The Daily Mail, who also report Bayer Leverkusen are interested in Swansea defender Ben Cabango.

Hammers to sell Reid this summer

2019-04-04T00:00:57Z

West Ham are ready to sell Winston Reid this summer and replace him with a new defender. 

That's according to Football Insider, who claim the Hammers are looking to sell the 30-year-old despite his recent return to training from injury. 

He hasn't featured for over a year after suffering a knee injury back in March 2018.

Walcott faces uncertain Everton future

2019-04-03T23:01:57Z

Theo Walcott's Everton future remains in the balance with the club potential looking to sell him this summer.

That's according to The Daily Mail, who report the Goodison Park club are keen to sign young players in the coming transfer window.

Walcott has only bagged four goals this season and despite only joining in January 2018, the forward looks like he may be forced to leave already.

Jimenez to join Wolves permanently

2019-04-03T23:01:48Z

Wolves are set to confirm the permanent signing of Raul Jimenez for £30 million (€35.1m). 

According to The Guardian, the Premier League club have agreed the signing with Benfica that will turn his season-long loan into a permanent move. 

The striker has bagged 12 goals in the Premier League already this season.

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Rangers to replace Morelos with Buksa

2019-04-03T23:01:41Z

Rangers are looking to replace Alfredo Morelos with Adam Buksa this summer. 

The Scotsman are reporting Morelos bad behaviour and repeated red cards have finally become too much for Rangers, and they now see Buksa as a potential replacement. 

The 22-year-old has scored nine goals in 17 games for Pogon Szczecin while also representing Poland at youth level.

Rodri on Man City's radar

2019-04-03T23:01:19Z

Manchester City are looking into the possibility of signing Rodri from Atletico Madrid this summer.

The Daily Mail are reporting the reigning Premier League champions are looking bolster their midfield for the next campaign and see the midfielder as ideal replacement for the ageing Fernandinho.

However, it's reported Atletico are unlikely to let the 22-year-old leave for any less that the buy-out clause in his contract of £59.8 million (€70m).

Solskjaer to let go of six stars

2019-04-03T23:01:15Z

The Red Devils are planning a huge squad revamp

Manchester United are planning to offload six players this summer in a bid to build a title-winning team, according to The Daily Mail.

Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo are the frontrunners to leave, while a departure for Eric Bailly is also being discussed.

Ander Herrera and Juan Mata are also likely to be shown the exit door this summer with their contracts set to expire at the Manchester club.