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Brighton splash club-record £17m fee on Jahanbakhsh


Alireza Jahanbakhsh has completed a reported £17 million ($22m) move from AZ.

The Iran international - who featured in all three of his country's matches at the World Cup - penned a five-year contract with the Seagulls on Wednesday and is determined to force his way into Chris Hughton's first-team plans.

Read the full story right here on Goal

City sign Claudio Gomes from PSG


Manchester City have completed the signing of Claudio Gomes from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

The 18-year-old has been training with Pep Guardiola's side during their tour of the U.S. after failing to agree a new deal with the French giants after the end of last season. 

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Fulham land former World Cup Schurrle


Andre Schurrle, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, has joined Fulham on loan after falling out of favour at Borussia Dortmund.

The winger sat out Dortmund's International Champions Cup win over Manchester City last week, with the club confirming he was not involved after being "excused due to negotiations with another club".

Read more right here!

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Davies completes $13.5 million move to Bayern Munich


Bayern Munich have completed the transfer of Canadian midfielder Alphonso Davies from the Vancouver Whitecaps, formally announcing the move on Wednesday.

Sources tell Goal the transfer is worth a guaranteed $13.5 million (€11.5m/£10m), with performance incentives that could take the deal above $21.5m and includes a 15 per cent sell on clause.

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Monaco beat Chelsea to €30m Golovin


Chelsea have been handed a blow in the transfer market as Aleksandr Golovin has opted to move to Monaco rather than Stamford Bridge, with the Russia international set to put pen to paper on Friday.

Golovin's transfer will cost the Ligue 1 outfit €30 million (£26.5m/$35m) up front, Goal understands, with CSKA Moscow in line to receive a percentage of any future sale of the 22-year-old star.

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Which Man United players are likely to leave?


Having finished 19 points behind neighbours Manchester City in 2017-18, Manchester United headed into the summer knowing that there was plenty of work to be done in the transfer market to mount a serious challenge next season.

For every addition there is a need for at least one departure, with the Old Trafford squad taking on something of a bloated look since the arrivals of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant this summer.

And Goal breaks down the 10 players most likely to leave the club before the end of the window.

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Di Francesco 'not bitter' over Malcom snub


Eusebio Di Francesco has shrugged aside Roma's inability to land Bordeaux winger Malcom, who opted instead to sign for Barcelona in a dramatic late twist.

"I'm not bitter, I'm sorry for how things went but if someone is to arrive then an even stronger player will come," the coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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BVB chief: I'd spend €100m to bring Lewy back


Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke would be willing to spend €100 million (£88.8m/$116m) to bring Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski back to the club, saying: "We could handle that."

Watzke made it clear he would happily break the club's transfer record to secure the services of one of Europe's top strikers.

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Bacca: I doubt I'll stay in Serie A with Ronaldo


Milan's Colombia striker Carlos Bacca has admitted he is unlikely to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A this season. 

Bacca spent 2017-18 on loan at Villarreal, where he impressed with a 15-goal La Liga haul, and he favours another spell in Spain over a return to the Rossoneri. 

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Wolves join race for Mina


Wolverhampton Wanderers have joined the race to sign Yerry Mina, according to Sky Sports

Starved of first-team opportunities at Barcelona, the defender may move on after just six months due to issues with the club's non-EU spots. 

And while Everton have previously shown interest, Wolves have also made contact over a loan or permanent deal.

Newcastle activate Schar release clause


Newcastle United are set to secure the services of Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna after activating his release clause, according to Sky Sports.

The Magpies are reported to have met the £3 million clause in the Switzerland international's contract as they look to replace Chancel Mbemba, who recently left the club in order to join Porto.

Bayern squad "too big" - Hoeness


Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has stated that the Bundesliga champions will scale back the size of their squad over the coming months as it is “too big”, with a handful of players expected to depart the Allianz Arena by December.

Jerome Boateng has held talks about a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain and midfielder Arturo Vidal has been linked with both Inter Milan and Manchester United.

Another player linked with a departure from Bavaria is Spain international Thiago Alcantara, though Hoeness refused to speculate on the midfielder’s future following rumours of interest from United and Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Iwobi to sign new Arsenal contract


Arsenal attacker Alexi Iwobi has agreed to sign a new five-year contract worth £70,000 a week, reports The Sun.

Iwobi has been discussing a new deal at the Emirates Stadium for several months and has also attracted interest from Serie A side Lazio.

However, uncertainty over the Nigeria international’s future is due to end, with Iwobi expected to sign the deal when Arsenal return from their trip to Singapore, where they are playing International Champions Cup games against Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG starlet Nsoki rejects contract offer


Paris Saint-Germain starlet Stanley Nsoki has rejected an offer to sign his first professional contract with the club.

The 19-year-old defender has been the focus of transfer interest of two major European sides, though PSG are unwilling to offload the promising youngster to a rival club.

Nsoki has just one year left on his current trainee contract and Goal understands that has informed the club's sporting director, Antero Henrique, that he will not be signing the deal offered to him.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Green to undergo Chelsea medical


Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Rob Green, with the goalkeeper to undergo a medical on Wednesday, reports Sky Sports News.

Green is due to provide back-up to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero at Stamford Bridge, with the former England keeper available on a free transfer.

The 38-year-old boasts plenty of Premier League experience and is due to sign a one-year deal at Chelsea following his departure from Huddersfield.

Ramsey unsure on new Arsenal deal


Aaron Ramsey has "yet to come to an agreement" with Arsenal over a new contract as he enters the final year of his current deal with the club.

As new Gunners boss Unai Emery prepares his squad for the new season with International Champions Cup matches in Singapore, Ramsey told reporters his future remains uncertain but said talks over a new contract are underway.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

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Guedes set against Premier League move


PSG winger Goncalo Guedes "wants to play at Valencia", despite a deal having been allegedly agreed with an unnamed Premier League side by his club, reports Cadena Ser.

The Portugal international, who spent last season on loan at Mestalla, has been left out of Thomas Tuchel's travelling party for the International Champions Cup in Singapore.

PSG have apparently finalised a deal with a top-flight English side, but Guedes - who was previously linked with Wolves - looks set to potentially block such a transfer.

Valencia calm on Rodrigo speculation


Valencia remain confident that they will be able to retain the services of Rodrigo, even if Real Madrid launch a late-transfer window bid, according to Marca.

The Champions League holders are seeking a replacement for the departed Cristiano Ronaldo, and are thought to be interested in the Spain international.

But Valencia, who are also wary of potential interest from Napoli and several Premier League clubs, remain calm on their player's future, who has a €120 million (£107m/$140m) release clause in his contract.

Everton seek to seal Digne capture


Everton have sent representatives to Barcelona to finalise the acquisition of Lucas Digne from La Liga champions, reports Sport.

The Catalan club previously rejected an initial offer from the Toffees and refused to sell for anything lower than €16 million (£14m/$19m).

But with a €56m deal for Richarlison wrapped up on Merseyside, Marco Silva looks set to reach an agreement for the France international, who has struggled to earn regular game-time behind Jordi Alba.

Lyon look to swoop on Mina


Barcelona defender also courted by Everton

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is confident that the lure of Champions League football will be enough to convince Barcelona defender Yerry Mina to join the French club over Everton.

The Toffees have offered the Catalan club €17 million (£15m/$20m) plus add-ons following talks with the Colombia international following his decision to leave in search of regular first-team football.

But Aulas believes that the attraction of playing in Europe's biggest club competition will sway the player into joining the Ligue 1 side.

Read the full story on Goal here!

Douglas primed for Leeds switch


Wolves defender Barry Douglas looks set to head up north and join Championship side Leeds United, according to the Express and Star.

Douglas, who made 14 assists during his side's campaign last season is deemed to be surplus to requirements as the newly-promoted Premier League side look set to bring in Jonny Castro on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Leeds, under new coach Marcelo Bielsa, are yet to make a permanent addition to their squad during this transfer window and look set to part with £5 million, plus add-ons, for the Scotland international.

Palace in Kouyate talks


Crystal Palace are hoping to sign West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, according to Sky Sports News.

Kouyate is expected to be one of the players offloaded by West Ham to raise funds for further new signings following a summer of heavy recruitment under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

West Ham are reportedly prepared to sell Kouyate for around £10 million ($13m) and Palace are in talks over a deal for the Senegal international.

Inter consider Zappacosta move


Talks with Chelsea to take place on Saturday

Inter Milan will consider a move for Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta, if they are unable to sign Sime Vrsjalko from Atletico Madrid, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

Vrsjalko is Luciano Spalletti’s preferred target to come in at right-back, but Inter are finding Atletico to be reluctant sellers of the Croatia international.

The Serie A club now plan to use Saturday’s friendly against Chelsea as an opportunity to discuss their interest in Zappacosta. Matteo Darmian is a third option for Inter, but there is competition for the Manchester United defender.

Bailey's agent discusses Roma transfer


Leon Bailey's agent Craig Butler has played down transfer rumours linking the Bayer Leverkusen winger to Roma.

The Serie A side were set to sign winger Malcom from Bordeaux this week before the move was sensationally hijacked by Barcelona.

As a result, Roma are still in the market for new attacking talent, with some sources speculating that they could look to sign Leverkusen's Bailey.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Bayern confirm Alphonso Davies signing


An update on Alphonso Davies, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has now confirmed the teenager will join Bayern Munich from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January.

Sources confirmed to Goal on Tuesday evening that Bayern and the Canadian club had agreed on a transfer fee, with reports suggesting that the base cost is an MLS-record $13 million (£10m/€11m), with escalator clauses that could see the fee rise to $19 million.

Davies was in Philadelphia on Tuesday to complete his physical and agree on personal terms, the final steps to completing the deal, before CEO Rummenigge confirmed that the player would arrive in Bavaria in the new year.

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Bayern confirm Boateng's PSG contact


Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that defender Jerome Boateng is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain about a possible transfer.

The 29-year-old is believed to be on his way out of the Allianz Arena this summer, with Bayern having signed 22-year-old Niklas Sule last summer as his medium and long-term replacement in Munich.

Germany international Boateng is valued at between €50 million (£44m/£58m) and €60m (£53m/$70m).

Read the full story on Goal right here!

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Man Utd make Rebic contact


Mourinho continues pursuit of a new winger

Manchester United have contacted Ante Rebic’s agent regarding a potential move for the Eintracht Frankfurt winger, reports Sport Bild.

Jose Mourinho appears to be in the market for a new winger, having also been linked with Willian and Ivan Perisic, and is now targeting Rebic.

The Croatia international enjoyed a positive World Cup and United are reportedly willing to pay up to £50 million ($66m) for the 24-year-old.

Bayern discuss sale of Man Utd-linked Thiago


Bayern Munich have ruled out selling reported Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara during the summer transfer window.

The midfielder has been linked with a big-money switch to Old Trafford in a bid to boost the Red Devils' chances of winning the Premier League this season.

However, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has rubbished speculation linking Thiago with a move away.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Man Utd & Madrid offered Malcom


Brazilian winger finalised move to Barcelona on Tuesday

Manchester United and Real Madrid were both offered the chance to sign Malcom before he completed his move to Barcelona, according to AS.

Malcom finalised a surprise switch to Barcelona on Tuesday, just 24 hours after it appeared the winger was on his way to Roma from Bordeaux.

However, reports claim that the Brazilian was offered to other clubs, with Madrid turning down the chance to make an approach for the 21-year-old.

Emery: Arsenal looking to sign one more


Unai Emery has reiterated Arsenal could make one more signing before the transfer window closes.

Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have arrived to strengthen Arsenal's backline, while midfielders Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have also joined.

Emery is pleased with Arsenal's business so far but admits the club are “looking” at the market to see if there is an opportunity to add one more new face.

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Cech responds to Chelsea rumours


Chelsea-linked Petr Cech has vowed to fight for his place in the Arsenal team following the arrival of goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Germany international Leno is expected to replace veteran Cech as the Gunners' first-choice shot-stopper in the coming season, while it has been suggested that the 36-year-old may look to leave the club after three years of service.

Cech has moved to quash such reports, however, insisting that his only intention is to prove his worth to his new manager.

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Bonucci looking for Juventus return


Leonardo Bonucci is ready to return to Juventus just 12 months after leaving the Turin club to join AC Milan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Goal revealed that the two clubs have opened preliminary discussions over a possible swap deal involving Gonzalo Higuain, with reports now suggesting that a deal may have been on Bonucci's radar since as early as January.

Bonucci left the Serie A champions just one year ago amidst claims that he had fallen out with coach Max Allegri and made 35 league appearances for the San Siro club last season.

Fee agreed on Davies to Bayern deal


Bayern Munich are on the verge of a deal to bring Canadian youngster Alphonso Davies to the club, sources confirmed to Goal

The move will reportedly be a record transter fee for an MLS player moving to Europe, with the price believed to be $13 million (£10m/€11m) possibly rising to $19m. 

Davies will not turn 18 until November, meaning the German giants will have to wait for the winter window and he will finish out the season with the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS. 

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Dallas signs Chilean midfielder


FC Dallas has signed 21-year-old attacking midfielder Pablo Aranguiz from Chilean first division side Union Espanola. 

The club sold playmaker Mauro Diaz earlier in the summer and has brought in the former Chilean professional federation under-20 player of the year in hopes that he can fill the void. 

Pep not worried about Liverpool's spending


Pep Guardiola says he is not concerned by rival clubs spending money as Manchester City aim to hold off several challengers for their Premier League title.

Chief among the hopefully will be Liverpool, who City play in the ICC on Wednesday and who have splashed the cash this summer on Xherdan Shaqiri , Naby Keita, Fabinho and Alisson, whilst there has also been speculation of Nabil Fekir and Thomas Lemar joining.

See what the Man City boss had to say on Goal!

Parlour: Arsenal must keep Ramsey


Arsenal “need British players”, says Ray Parlour, with it vital that Aaron Ramsey stays if Danny Welbeck becomes the next home-grown talent to depart.

The former Gunners star believes the loss of Jack Whilshere has also made it key for his former club to hang on to the Welsh midfielder. 

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'Zaha perfect for Chelsea, Arsenal or Spurs'


Wilfried Zaha would be a great addition for Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham, says John Salako, with Crystal Palace’s contract rebel ready for another shot at the big time.

Former Palace winger Salako also believes the talented winger moved to Manchester United before he was ready to play at the highest level. 

Real his full comments right here on Goal!

Real Madrid turn attention to £60m Lloris


Spurs star lined up for Santiago Bernabeu switch

Real Madrid remain in the hunt for a new goalkeeper and are now planning a £60 million ($79m) move for Tottenham star Hugo Lloris, reports The Sun.

As the Blancos seek a successor to Keylor Navas, they have been heavily linked with the likes of David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois.

They have, however, now turned their attention to another Premier League performer, with France's World Cup-winning captain now in their sights.

Bailey opens door to Chelsea & Arsenal


Leverkusen star wants £40m move to England

Leon Bailey is ready to force through a move to the Premier League, reports The Sun, with Arsenal and Chelsea alerted to his possible availability.

The Bayer Leverkusen winger has been linked with a switch to England for some time and is prepared to push for a big-money transfer in the current window.

Any club hoping to snap up the talented 20-year-old will need to part with around £40 million ($53m).

Dembele wants out of Barcelona


World Cup winner seeking Camp Nou exit

Ousmane Dembele is looking for a way out of Barcelona following the arrival of Malcom, says Cadena Cope.

The France international only moved to Camp Nou in the summer of 2017, but he struggled to make an impact during a testing debut campaign.

He is now keen to make another fresh start after seeing Barca bolster their attacking ranks with the addition of Brazilian winger Malcom.

Cavani on Real's transfer radar


Blancos switch focus to another PSG star

Real Madrid's search for a proven frontman has led them towards Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, claims Radio Marca.

The Uruguay international has been prolific throughout his career and could be the man to help cover the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo's goals at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Blancos have already been heavily linked with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe this summer, but are prepared to switch their focus to another star turn on PSG's books.

Man Utd prepared to pay Willian price


Mourinho meet Chelsea's asking price

Manchester United are willing to meet Chelsea's asking price for Willian after seeing Barcelona priced out of a move, reports Mundo Deportivo.

Those at Camp Nou have snapped up Malcom from Bordeaux after being quoted €70 million (£62m/$82m) for another Brazilian forward on the books at Old Trafford.

Barca were not prepared to bow to those demands, but Jose Mourinho is keen to be reunited with a player he has previously worked with at Stamford Bridge