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Rooney warns Mourinho off Martial sale


Anthony Martial is “incredible”, says Wayne Rooney, with the Manchester United legend suggesting that it would be a mistake for Jose Mourinho to sell the Frenchman this summer.

Having found regular starts hard to come by during the 2017-18 campaign, it has been reported that the 22-year-old could soon be heading for the exits at Old Trafford.

Click here to see what Martial's former team-mate has had to say on the transfer talk.

Liverpool planning £70m clearout


Klopp ready to part with seven senior stars

Divock Origi and Simon Mignolet could be high-profile casualties as Liverpool look to trim their squad significantly before next month’s transfer deadline.

The Reds could recoup as much as £70 million ($78m) from player sales over the next fortnight, with as many as seven first-teamers facing uncertain futures.

Read the full story on Goal!

Sarri wants £9m Reina reunion


Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is ready to make a £9 million ($12m) move to be reunited with Pepe Reina at Chelsea, according to The Sun.

The veteran Spaniard dropped into the free agent pool this summer after reaching the end of his contract at Napoli, allowing him to join AC Milan, but he could be on the move again as the Blues seek to bring the former Liverpool goalkeeper back to England.

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Barcelona in stunning Malcom move


Barcelona have entered into negotiations regarding Bordeaux forward Malcom despite an agreement being announced with Roma, reports Sky Sport Italia.

The Brazilian has not been cleared to head for Italy to complete a €38 million (£34m/$44m) deal, although those at Stadio Olimpico are working hard to fend off a late challenge from Camp Nou.

Maguire offers Man Utd transfer hope


Leicester defender Harry Maguire is eager to “play at the highest level” as talk of a big-money transfer to Manchester United builds.

The 25-year-old only joined the Foxes in the summer of 2017, but his profile has risen rapidly since then.

Read more on Maguire here!

Butland on Chelsea's radar


Chelsea have put Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland on their list of targets to replace Thibaut Courtois, claims Sky Sports.

The England international goalkeeper suffered relegation out of the Premier League with Stoke last season but is being considered for a switch to Stamford Bridge, alongside Leicester custodian Kasper Schmeichel.

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Another defender for Arsenal?


Arsenal “badly need to improve their defence”, says Ray Parlour, with Juventus stalwart Giorgio Chiellini considered to be “the dream” answer to the Gunners’ dilemma.

Unai Emery has already moved to bolster the ranks he inherited from Arsene Wenger, with deals done for Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, but more options are required.

Read the full story on Goal!

'Liverpool need a world-class striker'


Liverpool “need another world-class striker”, says Harry Kewell, with Jurgen Klopp being urged to continue an elaborate summer recruitment drive.

The Reds have already invested heavily during the current window, with midfield duo Naby Keita and Fabinho brought on board along with record-breaking goalkeeper Alisson.

Here's what Kewell has had to say on the need for more money to be spent.

Hazard, Willian & Courtois to stay put?


Maurizio Sarri is confident Chelsea can hang on to Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois despite La Liga's tops clubs circling.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with moves for the trio, with big-money approaches from Spain being mooted.

Find out what Sarri has had to say on their respective futures here.

Douglas heads out of Camp Nou


Barcelona full-back Douglas will spend his third season out on loan in 2018-19 after the La Liga champions agreed a deal with Sivasspor.

The Brazilian has only made eight appearances for Barca since arriving from Sao Paulo in 2014, instead plying his trade away from Camp Nou.

Read more on Douglas' latest loan here!


Real hint at end to Galacticos policy


Florentino Perez has hinted the days of Real Madrid signing 'Galacticos' is over and their focus is now on bringing in the world's best youngsters.

Madrid have been heavily linked with moves for Neymar and Eden Hazard following the World Cup as they look to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, while Thibaut Courtois has emerged as a goalkeeping target, but their recruitment so far this summer has focused on stars of the future.

Read the full story on Goal!

Chelsea snub Barca's Willian bid


Chelsea have turned down a third offer from Barcelona for Willian, according to Sky Sports.

The bid of over £55 million ($72m) has been knocked back as the Blues have no intention of parting with the Brazilian forward.

Roma win Malcom race


Roma have wrapped up a €38 million (£34m/$44m) deal for Brazilian forward Malcom, with the Serie A side confirming that the former Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton target is heading for Italy.

Premier League teams appeared to be leading the chase for the 21-year-old at one stage, with Goal revealing that Everton had a bid on the table, but he has opted to further his development in Serie A.

Read the full story on Goal!

FC Dallas trades Acosta to Colorado for Badji


FC Dallas has traded midfielder Kellyn Acosta to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for forward Dominique Badji, an international roster spot and the Rapids’ first-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. 

Acosta, 22, signed as a homegrown player in 2012 and has developed into one of the top prospects in all of American soccer.

Instead of an expected move to Europe, the Texas native will now look to reboot his career with the Rapids.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Real rival Chelsea & Liverpool for Pulisic


La Liga giants ask about USMNT star

Real Madrid have enquired as to the possible availability of Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic, reports the Daily Mail.

The U.S national team star has been heavily linked with a big-money move this summer, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Bayern Munich among a long list of suitors.

Pulisic is expected to cost any of those planning a formal approach around £60 million ($79m), with the 19-year-old considered to be a hot prospect for the future.

Mbappe: I told Kante to join PSG


Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he has urged N'Golo Kante to join PSG from Chelsea this summer.

Goal understands that the big-spending French club have targeted the World Cup winner as their priority transfer target this summer.

PSG would have to pay around £100 million ($132m) to sign the midfielder, and Chelsea have subsequently identified Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele as a potential replacement.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

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Chelsea ready improved £45m Rugani bid


Sarri aiming to add Juventus defender to his squad

Chelsea are preparing to make an offer for Daniele Rugani worth over £45 million ($59m) after Juventus rejected their initial bid.

The Blues made a first approach for the centre-back this month when representative Fali Ramadani met with the Bianconeri's sporting director, Fabio Paratici, in Milan.

The Serie A champions knocked back that initial £36 million ($47m) offer, expecting around £10m more for the 23-year-old, and the London club are willing to match that price.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

West Ham to sell Oxford for £10m


West Ham teenager Reece Oxford could be on his way out of the club this summer in a potential £10 million ($13m) deal, reports Sky Sports News.

Oxford will be allowed to leave West Ham for the right price, despite still having a further two years to run on his contract.

The 19-year-old, who can play in defence or midfield, spent last season on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach and was once a target for Manchester rivals City and United.

Courtois set for Madrid as Chelsea look for replacement


Real Madrid are all set to complete the signing of Thibaut Courtois, with the Liga club waiting on Chelsea to sign a replacement, according to Marca.

Petr Cech and Kasper Schmeichel are both in the frame to replace Courtois at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues having missed out on Alisson Becker.

Belgium international Courtois is keen to make the move to Spain and is hoping this week will be decisive to get the transfer over the line.

Milan make Higuain contact


AC Milan have made the first moves to sign Gonzalo Higuain, but Chelsea remain favourites to land the Juventus striker, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Higuain’s future at Juve is uncertain following the capture of Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Serie A champions will not sell for less than €60 million (£54m/$70m).

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is keen on a reunion with his former Napoli forward, but Milan are willing to offer Higuain €4.5m per season.

Sydney hold Tevez talks


Sydney FC have held talks with Carlos Tevez, but are unlikely to pursue a deal for the former Manchester United striker, according to Fox Sports.

Tevez is currently back with Boca Juniors in his native Argentina, but Sydney explored the possibility of bringing the forward to the A-League.

Sydney are in the market for a new marquee signing and are also reported to be in talks with former Everton striker Victor Anichebe.

Man Utd eye Martial replacements


Mourinho to move for Perisic & Willian?

Manchester United are considering moves for Ivan Perisic and Willian as they prepare for life without Anthony Martial, according to ESPN.

Jose Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward are to meet to discuss the Frenchman's future, with Martial having reportedly indicated through his agent that he wants out of Old Trafford.

And United will then use Martial's exit as an opportunity to bring in a winger, with Inter star Perisic and Chelsea man Willian at the top of the wanted list.

Barcelona to keep Alcacer


Paco Alcacer now looks set to stay at Barcelona for the coming season rather than move to the Premier League, reports Sport.

Everton and Southampton have both been linked with an approach for the striker, who has struggled to establish himself in Barca’s starting line-up.

However, after Antoine Griezmann decided to stay at Atletico Madrid, Barca have decided to keep Alcacer to ensure they have sufficient attacking cover.

Ex-Newcastle youngster El Mhanni wanted by Saint-Etienne & AZ


Former Newcastle United wonderkid Yasin Ben El Mhanni looks set to sign for a new club this summer, with Saint-Etienne and AZ, among others, showing an interest.

The 22-year-old was released from Newcastle in March and his agent is in talks over a potential move with clubs overseas.

Turkish giants Fenerbahce and Besiktas are also in the frame to sign him.

Read the full story on Goal

Bale to stay at Real Madrid


Wales international to become key figure after Ronaldo exit

Gareth Bale is set to stay at Real Madrid and become a focal point for the club following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus, claims AS.

Bale’s future in Madrid had been uncertain due to concerns over his amount of playing time, but Ronaldo’s exit is expected to lead to greater opportunities and see the reported Manchester United target become a key commercial figure for the club.

Though Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Eden Hazard, president Florentino Perez does not view the Chelsea star as someone who possesses the same economic and commercial appeal as Bale.

Leicester interested in Cahill


Leicester City are showing an interest in signing Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, according to the Daily Mail.

The England centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the emergence of Andreas Christensen.

And despite having already signed Jonny Evans this summer, the Foxes may yet move for Cahill before the transfer window closes.

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Brighton pay £22m for Jahanbakhsh


Brighton are set to sign Alireza Jahanbakhsh from AZ for €25 million (£22m/$29m), according to De Telegraaf.

The Iran star has been linked with the Premier League side throughout the summer and is set to complete a move that will set a new club record sale for the Dutch side, overtaking Vincent Janssen's sale to Tottenham.

Fekir urged to stay at Lyon


Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has reiterated that Nabil Fekir will not be leaving the club this season, suggesting he could extend his contract.

The France international appeared to be on the verge of a £60 million ($70m) move to Liverpool earlier in the summer before the deal fell through.

Fekir has since been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid, but Aulas insists Lyon will keep the newly-crowned World Cup winner.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Man Utd consider Boateng approach


Mourinho continues pursuit of a new centre-half

Manchester United are interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, but could face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, reports Kicker.

New Bayern coach Niko Kovac is confident Boateng will stay at the Allianz Arena following rumours over his future, but now United and PSG are exploring a potential deal.

Bayern have yet to receive any offers for the centre-half, but they could be willing to sell for a fee between €50 million (£45m/$59m) and €60m (£54m/$70m).

Wolves close on £5m Moutinho deal


Wolves are closing in on the £5 million signing of Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho, according to the Express & Star.

Moutinho only signed a new contract with Monaco in March to stay with the Ligue 1 club until 2020, but the Portugal international appears set to head to the Premier League.

The deal has been brokered by agent Jorge Mendes and Moutinho could complete his move to Molineux as early as Monday.

Mourinho responds to Martial exit reports


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has responded to reports that Anthony Martial is set to leave Old Trafford.

The France international struggled for regular minutes last season, and missed out on a place at the World Cup in the process.

Rumours suggest he could be targeted by Chelsea late in the transfer window, but Mourinho has warned Martial he may not get what he wants should he ask to leave.

Read the full story on Goal!

Man Utd to target Maguire move


World Cup star on his way to Old Trafford?

Manchester United are set to target a move for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, according to The Guardian.

Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster his backline this summer, and Maguire's performances for England at the World Cup were enough to alert the Old Trafford outfit to his ability.

Leicester would not accept anything less than £50 million ($65.7m) for the former Hull City centre-back, with any deal also likely to include multiple add-ons.

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Grealish intent on sealing Spurs move


Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish remains intent on completing a move to Tottenham, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Spurs have been closing in on the 22-year-old for much of the summer, but a £55 million ($72.3m) takeover lead by Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris has emboldened the Championship club to keep hold of one of their prized assets.

Grealish, though, wants to play Premier League football, and despite interest from Fulham has his heart set on joining Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Inter must up bid for Vidal by €10m


Inter must increase their bid from €20 million (£18m/$23m) to €30m (£27m/$35m) to land Arturo Vidal, according to Bild

The Serie A side have reportedly submitted an initial bid of €20m for Vidal, whose contract expires next summer.

But Bayern are still holding out for more, with Inter's rivals AC Milan also interested in the Chilean. 

Barcelona interested in Wague


One of the youngest breakout players at the World Cup could be on his way to Barcelona.

Barcelona are looking at signing right-back Moussa Wague, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 19-year-old starred for Senegal at the World Cup, though the African nation fell just short of advancement from the group stage. 

Wague currently plays for Belgian side KAS Eupen but could be set for a move to a bigger leage in the near future.  

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Juventus will 'try everything' for Pogba if Pjanic leaves


Juventus are set to "try everything" to sign Paul Pogba if Miralem Pjanic departs, says Tuttosport

Pjanic has been linked with a move to Barcelona or Manchester City, and he would leave a huge hole in the Bianconeri midfield. 

Juve would try to fill that hole with the Manchester United star, while Adrien Rabiot and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic would also be options. 

United want either Maguire, Alderweireld or Bonucci


Manchester United are looking to sign either Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld or Leonardo Bonucci, claims the Daily Mail. 

Jose Mourinho's side are looking to strengthen in central defence, but will have to offload one of their current defenders to make room for a new signing. 

Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof are all candidates to be sold if United add one of their preferred trio of centre-backs. 

Barcelona will wait on De Jong


Barcelona are willing to wait on Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who has already given his approval to a move to Camp Nou, claims Sport

The Dutch side want to keep the 21-year-old around at least through the beginning of August, when they will complete a two-leg Champions League qualifying play-off against Sturm Graz. 

De Jong's move to Barca appears to be a done deal, the only question is whether it will take place this summer or next. 

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West Ham inquire over Mendes move


West Ham have made contact with Lille over a move for Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes, according to The Times.

Mendes, 26, is valued at £18 million (€20m/$24m), and has interest from Italy, Germany and other Premier League sides. 

Lazio, Wolfsburg, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and Newcastle have all been credited with an interest in the central midfielder. 

Ince nears £10m Stoke move


Huddersfield winger Tom Ince has undergone at medical at Stoke ahead of a £10 million ($13m) move, according to Sky Sports News.

The 26-year-old scored two goals in 33 league appearances last season, helping the Terriers avoid relegation – something the Potters were unable to do. 

Mina nears Everton move


Barcelona defender Yerry Mina is ready to make a move to Everton, Goal understands. 

The 23-year-old is unlikely to feature in Barca's plans going forward, despite only joining the La Liga champions from Palmeiras in January. 

Barca paid €11.8 million (£11m/$14m) for Mina and are set to make a profit by selling him for around €17m (£15m/$20m) plus add-ons.

Read the full article right here on Goal!

Bayern in talks for Davies


Bayern Munich are in talks over a move for Vancouver Whitecaps winger Alphonso Davies, according to ESPN FC. 

The talks, first reported by The Athletic, are expected to conclude with a deal for the 17-year-old phenom, who made his MLS debut as a 15-year-old and has already represented Canada at the senior level. 

The sides are discussing a a $12 million (£9m) transfer for Davies, but the fee could rise to $18m (£14m).


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Lazio interested in Iwobi


Lazio could make a move for Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi, reports Il Messaggero.

The 22-year-old does not appear to be in Unai Emery's plans, and the Serie A side could take advantage my making a move in an effort to help replace Felipe Anderson, who has joined West Ham. 

Iwobi could be available for €25 million (£22m/$29m).

PSG join race for Pjanic


Could Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic be the key to Barcelona's deal for Adrien Rabiot?

Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for Pjanic, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Barcelona have targeted PSG midfielder Rabiot, who the Liga champions want to help replace Andres Iniesta and Paulinho. 

Should PSG manage to land Pjanic, they would then be open to selling Rabiot to the Blaugrana