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Barcelona and Atletico reach Suarez agreement

2020-09-22T21:35:43Z

Derby in talks for ex-Liverpool youngster Duncan

2020-09-22T21:20:27Z

Derby County have begun negotiations for Fiorentina's Bobby Duncan, according to Sky Sports

The 19-year-old left Liverpool under a cloud 12 months ago but has since failed to play a single game for the Italian side.

When does the transfer window close for Premier League and European clubs?

2020-09-22T20:45:29Z


With football being interrupted due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, here's what you need to know about when teams must complete signings. 

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Gremio make Cavani bid

2020-09-22T19:45:26Z

Brazilian side Gremio have entered the race for Edinson Cavani, according to Globoesporte

The Uruguayan has received a three-year contract offer from the 2017 Copa Libertadores champions, although they face competition from Atletico Madrid.

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Barca refuse to let Suarez leave on a free

2020-09-22T19:14:12Z

Luis Suarez has been left furious with Barcelona after the club reversed its promise to let him leave on a free, reports ESPN.

Though an agreement had been struck to cancel his contract, Suarez's decision to join Barca's rivals Atletico Madrid caused the Catalans to change their mind.

Suarez is now considering going public with his grievances. 

Man Utd eye Tagliafico as Telles alternative

2020-09-22T18:50:22Z

Manchester United are eyeing Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico as an alternative to Porto's Alex Telles, reports The Sun.

United are in talks with Porto over a move for Telles but have begun to consider other options as they look to add competition for Luke Shaw.

Tagliafico could be available for a bid of £23 million ($29m).

Sorloth seals €20m move to RB Leipzig

2020-09-22T18:25:34Z

Alexander Sorloth has signed for RB Leipzig in a reported €20 million (£18m/$23m) deal agreed with Crystal Palace and Trabzonspor.

Sorloth was in the middle of a two-year loan at Trabzonspor from Palace, meaning all three sides had to be involved in discussions.

Tottenham had also shown interest in the 24-year-old's services.

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Aarons agrees five-year Barcelona deal

2020-09-22T18:00:16Z

Norwich star top priority as Dest moves towards Bayern

Norwich City youngster Max Aarons has agreed a five-year contract at Barcelona, according to Sport

Ronald Koeman favoured a move for Sergino Dest, but turned to Aarons when Bayern took the lead for the Ajax star. 

Now Barca must negotiate with Norwich, who have rejected previous overtures but could accept the offer of a loan with obligatory purchase clause next summer.

Leeds looking to sign €25m Sociedad star Llorente

2020-09-22T17:30:25Z

Leeds are closing in on a deal for Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente, Goal can confirm, with the Premier League new boys set to part with around €25 million (£23m/$29m) in a big-money transfer.

Marcelo Bielsa is eager to bolster his Whites side at the back, with the goals flowing at both ends of the field through the early weeks of 2020-21.

Leeds have been involved in back-to-back 4-3 thrillers after returning to the English top flight, with a narrow defeat suffered at defending champions Liverpool before then edging out Fulham at Elland Road.

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Arsenal still open to Raya deal

2020-09-22T17:00:53Z

Arsenal are still looking to add David Raya to their ranks after completing a deal for Runar Alex Runarsson, reports the Express

Runarsson joined from Dijon as the presumed replacement for deputy goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who moved to Aston Villa.

‘If Klopp thinks Jota’s worth £41m, trust him’

2020-09-22T16:30:08Z

Jurgen Klopp should be trusted if he feels Diogo Jota is worth £41 million ($53m) to the Liverpool cause, says John Aldridge, with the Premier League champions needing to add more firepower to their ranks.

Plenty had urged Klopp to bring in another forward prior to the current transfer window swinging open.

While Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino form one of the most fearsome frontlines in world football, they have little cover behind them at Anfield.

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Brighton sign Amiens striker Ella

2020-09-22T15:30:00Z

Bonatini leaves Wolves on loan

2020-09-22T15:15:37Z

‘Man Utd needed five players and have one, there’s no excuse’

2020-09-22T15:00:00Z

Gary Neville has slammed the “negligence” of Manchester United in the current transfer window, with the Red Devils told there is “no excuse” for only getting one deal done when they needed “four or five”.

The Red Devils legend has told Sky Sports: "There is no excuse really for not getting your transfers done before the start of the season. They need four or five players, so to only get one done…"

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Davis commits future to Villa through to 2024

2020-09-22T14:48:01Z

Liverpool mulled over move for David

2020-09-22T14:45:00Z

The Athletic reports that Liverpool considered an approach for Gent star Jonathan David before making a move for Diogo Jota.

The Reds have added a Portuguese forward to their attacking ranks, but could have snapped up a Canadian from Belgium.

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Fulham looking into Lookman loan

2020-09-22T14:30:00Z

Fulham are looking into a possible loan deal for Ademola Lookman, reports the Evening Standard.

The former Charlton and Everton forward is currently on the books of Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.

Barcelona to rival Bayern for Dest

2020-09-22T14:15:00Z

USMNT star wanted at Camp Nou

Barcelona are ready to join Bayern Munich in the race for Ajax defender Sergino Dest, claims ESPN.

The United States international is, at just 19 years of age, attracting interest from leading sides across Europe.

Seagulls snap up another striker

2020-09-22T14:04:15Z

Romero wants out of Old Trafford

2020-09-22T14:00:00Z

Sergio Romero is pushing for a move away from Manchester United, claims The Sun.

The Argentine has seen Dean Henderson welcomed back into the fold at Old Trafford, meaning that he is now third in line for competitive minutes.

No exit request from Guendouzi

2020-09-22T13:45:00Z

Matteo Guendouzi has not handed in a transfer request at Arsenal, Goal understands.

The French midfielder has seen a move away from Emirates Stadium mooted after falling out of favour under Mikel Arteta.

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Hudson-Odoi wants Chelsea talks

2020-09-22T13:30:00Z

Callum Hudson-Odoi wants to hold future talks at Chelsea, claims The Athletic.

The England international winger is worried that he will be slipping down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge now that the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz have joined the fold.

James unlikely to leave Man Utd

2020-09-22T13:15:15Z

Daniel James is, according to the Manchester Evening News, unlikely to leave Old Trafford before the next transfer deadline.

The Manchester United winger has seen a move to Leeds mooted, with the Whites having come close to securing his signature before the Red Devils swooped in.

Lampard confirms medical for £22m man Mendy

2020-09-22T13:03:41Z

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Edouard Mendy is undergoing a medical at Chelsea, with the Blues closing in on the £22 million ($29m) capture of a new goalkeeper.

The Blues boss has said: “He is having a medical as we speak. Subject to that being okay, then he will be a Chelsea player.”

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Suarez has Atletico agreement but Barca board reluctant to deal with La Liga rival

2020-09-22T13:00:00Z

Luis Suarez has a verbal agreement in place with Atletico Madrid but some members of the Barcelona board would prefer not to see the Uruguayan link up with a La Liga rival.

Ronald Koeman has deemed a prolific striker to be surplus to requirements at Camp Nou.

An exit door has been swung open, with Suarez free to talk with any number of suitors.

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Fulham target Leicester midfielder Amartey

2020-09-22T12:30:00Z

Fulham have identified Leicester midfielder Daniel Amartey as a transfer target - according to Football Insider.

The Foxes are willing to sanction the 25-year-old's departure if the Cottagers meet their £5 million asking price.

Amartey, who is contracted to remain at the King Power Stadium until 2022, has only featured in 17 Premier League games for Leicester over the past two seasons amid struggles with injury.

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Stephenson handed maiden Liverpool deal

2020-09-22T12:19:41Z

Man Utd urged to sign another centre-back

2020-09-22T12:00:00Z

Manchester United need somebody with pace at Harry Maguire's side, according to Steve McClaren, who says replacing Victor Lindelof should be a "priority" for the Red Devils.

United kicked off their latest Premier League campaign in disappointing fashion on Saturday as they suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

An Andros Townsend strike and two goals from ex-Red Devils winger Wilfred Zaha ensured that the Eagles maintained their perfect start to the new season, with £35 million ($45m) summer signing Donny van de Beek grabbing a consolation goal for the hosts after coming on as a second-half substitute.

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Lingard won't be joining Spurs this summer

2020-09-22T11:48:25Z

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard will not be joining Tottenham this summer - according to The Athletic.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a switch to north London in recent days, but Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho is not interested in reuniting with a man he worked with while in charge at Old Trafford.

Lingard has fallen out of favour at United in recent months, and was left out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad as the team suffered a surprise defeat in their first game of the new season against Crystal Palace on Saturday

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Leeds close in on Real Sociedad's Llorente

2020-09-22T11:30:00Z

Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente - according to Sky Sports.

The Whites are in advanced talks with the Spanish outfit over a transfer for the 27-year-old as Marcelo Bielsa continues to try to add to his squad at the start of the new Premier League season.

Llorente was left on the bench as Sociedad held reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid to a 0-0 draw at the Anoeta on Sunday.

Man Utd in talks to sign Dembele

2020-09-22T10:30:58Z

Red Devils eager to bring in Barca star

Manchester United are in talks to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona - according to the Daily Record.

The Red Devils want to bring in the Frenchman on a season-long deal, but the Blaugrana will only agree to the transfer if an obligation to buy is included.

Barca want to get Dembele off of their books permanently and currently value the winger at €100 million (£92m/$118m).

Ex-Liverpool winger Ibe signs for Derby

2020-09-22T10:30:00Z

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has signed for Derby on a two-year contract, the Championship club have confirmed.

Goal reported that Ibe underwent a medical with the Rams at the start of the week after being handed the chance to revive his career at Pride Park.

The 24-year-old, who was released by Bournemouth in June following a disappointing 2019-20 campaign, had been linked with Swansea, Millwall and Turkish outfit Besiktas before Derby came calling.

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Arsenal could cash in on Lacazette

2020-09-22T10:00:00Z

Gunners considering striker sale

Arsenal may cash in on Alexandre Lacazette so that they can make a move for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar, reports The Independent.

A France international striker at Emirates Stadium has less than two years left to run on his current contract.

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Spurs won't do cut-price deal for Dele

2020-09-22T09:30:00Z

Tottenham will not be letting Dele Alli leave on the cheap, claims the Daily Mail.

Paris Saint-Germain and Inter have been linked with the England international, but Daniel Levy will not be dropping his asking price and would prefer to put a loan move in place.

Will Kepa get another chance?

2020-09-22T09:00:00Z

Zenit join race for Lingard

2020-09-22T08:30:00Z

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is a target for Russian outfit Zenit, according to ESPN.

The England international has seen a move to Tottenham mooted, but it could be that he chooses to spread his wings outside of the Premier League.

Man Utd demanding €20m from Roma for Smalling

2020-09-22T08:00:00Z

Manchester United are demanding a €20 million (£18m/$24m) fee from Roma for Chris Smalling - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 30-year-old defender spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Stadio Olimpico, and the Giallorossi are eager to tie him down to a permanent deal.

However, Roma are reluctant to pay more than €13 million (£12m/$15m) for Smalling, who still has two years left to run on his current contract at United.

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Monaco submit €15m bid for Sporting's Wendel

2020-09-22T07:30:00Z

Monaco have submitted a €15 million (£14m/$18m) bid for Sporting CP midfielder Wendel - according to Record.

A final deal may not come to fruition, however, with the French outfit refusing to increase their opening offer and Sporting holding out for an extra €10m.

Wendel scored three goals in 28 Primeira Liga appearances for Monaco last season.

Atletico want to bring in Cavani after Suarez

2020-09-22T07:00:00Z

Atletico Madrid want to bring in ex-Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani after sealing a deal for Luis Suarez - according to L'Equipe.

The Spanish giants are set to meet with Cavani's representatives over a possible free transfer, while Suarez is expected to complete a move to Wanda Metropolitano from Barcelona in the coming days.

The two men play together at international level for Uruguay, and could link up again for Diego Simeone's Atletico before the summer market closes.

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Bayern well placed to land Dest

2020-09-22T06:30:00Z

Bayern Munich are well placed to wrap up the signing of Ajax starlet Sergino Dest before the transfer window closes - according to AD.

The German champions have submitted an opening offer within the region of €20 million (£18m/$24m) for the 19-year-old full-back, who has rejected a contract extension at Johan Cruyff ArenA.

Barcelona have also been linked with Dest in recent months, but Bayern are now in position to win the race for his signature.

Red Devils join Spurs in race for Sorloth

2020-09-22T06:00:00Z

Manchester United have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth, reports Turkish publication Asist Analiz.

Sorloth struggled at Palace during the 2018-19 season, scoring once in 20 matches, before moving to Turkey's Trabzonspor on loan and finding the back of the net 33 times last campaign.

Leeds eyeing swoop for Man Utd's James

2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

Leeds are keeping an eye on Manchester United's transfer situation and could consider making a play for Welsh winger Daniel James.

According to the Daily Star, the Whites could swoop in for the 22-year-old, if the Red Devils sign Jadon Sancho - leaving James' first-team opportunities limited.

Morata arrives in Turin ahead of expected transfer to Juventus

2020-09-22T04:00:00Z

Juventus welcomed Alvaro Morata back to Turin ahead of the forward's expected return to the Serie A champions.

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PSG considering Khedira move

2020-09-22T03:00:00Z

Paris Saint-Germain are considering signing Juventus veteran Sami Khedira in an attempt to bolster their midfield stocks.

Sky Germany report the Ligue 1 champions have an interest in the 33-year-old, who has been deemed out of the plans of new Juve coach Andrea Pirlo.

Ex-Barca star Alves looking to leave Sao Paulo and return to Europe

2020-09-22T02:22:20Z

Former Barcelona star Dani Alves wants to leave Sao Paulo, with the defender looking to depart the club just 13 months after making a return to his native Brazil.

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Rudiger could depart Chelsea

2020-09-21T23:01:35Z

Experienced centre-half Antonio Rudiger is considering a move away from Chelsea after being left out of the first team for their opening Premier League matches against Brighton and Liverpool, Sky Sports reports.

Rudiger, who has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, wants regular first team football to ensure he is picked for Germany's European Championship team.

Chelsea to announce Mendy deal imminently

2020-09-21T22:58:06Z

Chelsea are close to confirming the signing of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for a fee of £28 million (€30m/$36m), reports RMC Sport.

Mendy will undergo his medical on Tuesday and is set to sign a five-year deal this week as the Blues look to provide competition for struggling stopper Kepa.

Man Utd forced out of race for £80m Everton hotshot Calvert-Lewin

2020-09-21T22:48:12Z

The Red Devils abandoned their chase after the hefty price tag was slapped on the player

Manchester United had to give up their pursuit of Dominic Calvert-Lewin with Everton slapping an £80 million (€87m/$106m) price tag on the striker even before his first career hat-trick against West Brom on the weekend.

The Red Devils are looking fot another striker as a foil to Anthony Martial, but moved their attention away from Calvert-Lewin when the Toffees informed them of the transfer fee they wanted, The Sun reports.

Calvert-Lewin has started the season in top form with the winner on the opening matchday against Tottenham, before his treble against West Brom.

Nuno says Wolves need signings, refuses to comment on Semedo chase

2020-09-21T22:39:18Z

Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo has emphasised the need for more signings after the loss to Man City, but would not be drawn into rumours the club is close to signing Barcelona full-back Nelson Semedo.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the 3-1 defeat, Nuno explained his wish to bolster the squad but would not comment on any individual signings.

"It's important that we balance and straighten the squad," Nuno said.

"We saw today we had a problem, we need solutions."

"Regarding the players we have not yet signed, I'm sorry but I cannot say too much until things are totally clear."

Juve looking to loan Chelsea's Emerson

2020-09-21T22:25:15Z

Juventus are investigating a loan move for Chelsea defender Emerson with Mattia de Sciglio linked with a transfer away from the club.

Di Marzio reports Juve will enquire about signing Emerson on a short-term deal with 21-year-old Gianluca Frabotta forced to start as left wing-back in their opening Serie A match with De Sciglio's future in doubt.

Emerson joined Chelsea in January 2018 but has struggled to get consistent game time and his first team minutes could be further reduced by the arrival of Ben Chilwell.