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Spurs interested in Herrera


Tottenham are interested in signing Porto midfielder Hector Herrera in January, per Calciomercato.

Spurs did not sign a player in the summer window, but are already looking ahead to the turn of the year, though Roma are also interested in the Mexico international.

Rakitic: Who could leave Barcelona?


Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has admitted he was a wanted man this summer but decided he could not bring himself to part from the Camp Nou outfit.

The Croatia international was linked heavily with a move to Paris Saint-Germain late in the transfer window but opted to stay with the Blaugrana.

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Liverpool make Rabiot contact


Jurgen Klopp keen on France international

Liverpool have made contract with the agent of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to ESPN.

The France international is out of contract at the end of the season and has long been linked with a move to Barcelona.

But Jurgen Klopp - who previously tried to sign Rabiot for Borussia Dortmund - is keen to bring him to Anfield, particularly if there will be no fee involved.

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Lewandowski agent holds Bayern summit


Poland forward wants Real Madrid move

Robert Lewandowski's agent has met with the Bayern Munich hierarchy to discuss the striker's future, according to Sport Bild.

The Poland international spent the summer hoping he would be allowed to leave Bayern, admitting that he wanted to join Real Madrid.

But after failing to secure a departure, his representative, Pini Zahavi, has met with the Bavarians this week to talk about their next move.

Alonso never contemplated Chelsea exit


Marcos Alonso has insisted he never contemplated leaving Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

The Blues' failure to qualify for the Champions League saw him linked with an exit - with both Madrid clubs reportedly interested in signing him - but the Spain international insists he was always committed to the Blues.

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Barca eye 'new Lewandowski' Piatek


Barcelona are monitoring the progress of Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, according to Il Secolo XIX (via Sport).

The 23-year-old has scored seven goals in three competitive matches this season for the Serie A outfit and has been dubbed the 'new Robert Lewandowski' by pundits in his native Poland.

And Barca - who are looking for a long-term successor to Luis Suarez - are watching Piatek closely following his fine start to the season.

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Nottingham Forest sign Tachtsidis


Championship side Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Greece international midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis, who was a free agent having left Olympiacos at the end of last season.

Everton new boy Richarlison backed by Rivaldo


Brazil great Rivaldo has tipped Everton new boy Richarlison to be a hit at Goodison Park.

The 21-year-old has already scored three times so far for the Toffees and subsequently earned a call up for Brazil’s forthcoming fixtures against USA and El Salvador.

Read Rivaldo's thoughts on his countryman here on Goal!

Barcelona fighting for Jordi Alba contract renewal


Barcelona are having problems extending Jordi Alba's contract, Sport reports.

The left-back's contract is up in 2020 but they have not yet opened contract talks with the player, who has said previously he wants to retire at the club.

The 29-year-old, however, was promised improved terms two years ago and Barca have failed to come through on those as yet. 

With no obvious replacement in their squad for an important player, it is a risky strategy from the Catalans.


Filipe Luis wanted PSG move


Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has insisted he wanted to join Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window.

The Brazil international was Les Parisiens' top target as they searched for a new left-back, and the former Chelsea man has been angered by Atletico's refusal to sell.

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Barca confident of Rabiot & De Jong deals


Blaugrana eye midfield reinforcements

Barcelona are confident of competing moves for Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie De Jong in the summer of 2019, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Rabiot has just one year left to run on his contract at Paris Saint-Germain and the Camp Nou outfit believe they can bring him to Spain on a free transfer.

De Jong, meanwhile, looks set to leave Ajax next summer, and Barca believe they are ahead of PSG and Tottenham in the queue for the 21-year-old.

Maguire confirms Man Utd interest


Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has admitted that Manchester United wanted to sign him over the summer.

Reports claimed the Red Devils were not willing to meet Leicester's £75 million ($96.2m) valuation of the England international.

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Premier League clubs eye Brexit exemption


Premier League clubs have urged the British government to abolish restrictions on signing foreign players ahead of the country leaving the European Union, according to the Daily Telegraph.

There are fears that Brexit will make it more difficult to sign players from abroad due to the likely difficulty that will come with securing work permits.

And despite talks with the government and the Football Association, the country's top clubs are concerned that there has not been any clarification over how Brexit will affect the transfer market.

Man Utd still keen on Lucas Hernandez


Real Madrid also like France international

Manchester United remain keen on signing Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, according to France Football.

Jose Mourinho remains keen on signing a new centre-back, and though the World Cup winner signed a new deal during the summer, the Red Devils remain keen.

They are likely to face competition from Real Madrid, though, with the Blancos having missed out on signing Hernandez over the summer.

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Bayliss signs new Coventry deal


Tom Bayliss has signed a new deal with Coventry City, the club has announced

The 19-year-old midfielder has made 39 appearances since breaking in last season. 

LAFC loans two to Phoenix


LAFC has loaned Tristan Blackmon and Josh Pérez to Phoenix Rising FC of the United Soccer League, the club announced

Blackmon is a defender while Perez is a highly regarded attacking prospect. 

Sporting KC ties down four stars


Sporting Kansas City has handed new deals to four players, the club announced

Matt Besler, Roger Espinoza, Ilie Sanchez and Graham Zusi have all landed new contracts with the MLS side.

Man Utd target Neres commits to Ajax


Ajax have tied highly rated Brazilian attacker David Neres down to a new four-year contract, the Dutch club have announced.

Neres, a former Brazil Under-20 international, joined Ajax in January 2017 after emerging as a promising prospect at Sao Paulo.

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Pogba wants to play for Zidane


Man Utd star keen to be managed by one of his childhood heroes

Manchester United star ​Paul Pogba is dreaming of one day being managed by Zinedine Zidane, claims The Sun.

After leaving Real Madrid in the summer Zidane has been linked with the Man Utd job, with Jose Mourinho under increasing pressure. 

Pogba would jump at the chance to work with Zidane, whom the France star grew up idolising.

Barca look to sign De Jong as quickly as possible


Barcelona will step up their pursuit of ​Frenkie De Jong, hoping to tie down the Ajax star before other clubs pounce, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The 21-year-old is set to stay with Ajax for the remainder of the season, but Barca are wary of growing interest from clubs such as Tottenham and PSG.

Barca believe a bid of as much as €60 million (£54m/$70m) may be needed to land the Dutch midfielder. 

Pavard denies Bayern agreement


Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard has denied that he has an agreement in place to join Bayern Munich.

Pavard was a key member of France's World Cup-winning squad this summer, with some reports suggesting the defender had already agreed to join Bayern in 2019-20.

But the 22-year-old has denied any such agreement exists. 

"I did not sign anything at all [with Bayern. You are the journalists who say that I signed [for Bayern]," Pavard told L'Equipe 

You can read the full story here. 

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Suarez: Pogba is welcome at Barcelona


Luis Suarez has said that Manchester United's Paul Pogba would be welcome at Barcelona.

The midfielder continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford as a feud with manager Jose Mourinho has gone public. 

Barca have been one of the clubs most strongly linked with Pogba, and the club's striker says the France star would be welcomed at Camp Nou.

Read what Suarez had to say about Pogba right here on Goal!

West Ham not considering sacking Pellegrini


West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is not in danger of losing his job, according to Sky Sports News.

The Hammers have lost all four of their Premier League games in 2018-19, leading to speculation that Pellegrini, despite only being appointed this summer, could be in danger. 

But West Ham's board will give Pellegrini more time, hoping his new signings can quickly adapt after the club spent more than £100 million on new players this summer.