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Roma join race for De Jong


Roma have joined a growing list of teams looking to sign Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong, according to Sport Mediaset.

Barcelona are among a large group of sides chasing the Dutch international, along with PSG, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham.

The 21-year-old is valued at €50 million (£45m/$58m).

Birmingham facing 12-point deduction over transfer


Birmingham City could be hit with a 12-point deduction over breaking transfer rules, claims The Sun.

The Championship club paid £2 million to sign Danish defender Kristian Pedersen over the summer while they were under a transfer embargo. 

The Blues were under a ban for breaking financial rules, but believed the signing was allowed due to being under a "soft embargo".

Usmanov not making a move for Charlton


Former Arsenal owner ​Alisher Usmanov is not considering purchasing Charlton Athletic, his spokesman has told CNBC.

Reports in the England media emerged on Thursday evening suggesting the 64-year-old Uzbeki was interested in the League One side.

Stan Kroenke paid Usmanov £600 million ($775m) last month to buy out his stake in the Gunners.

Griezmann explains Barcelona snub


Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has explained why he decided to reject Barcelona in the summer.

The France World Cup winner was on Barca's radar but ultimately snubbed interest from the Catalans in favour of remaining with Diego Simeone's side.

And while he admits that rejecting the Liga winners was a difficult decision, he felt that Atleti did "everything" to make him feel good, including the signing of new, "important" players.

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Emery needs two transfer windows to get it right


Arsenal boss Unai Emery will need two more transfer windows to get things as he wants them at the club, according to Lee Dixon.

The Gunners have suffered two defeats out of their four matches thus far this season and Dixon thinks the north Londoners still need to bring in new players to be ready for a title challenge.

Read the full story here!

Vinicius Junior to remain at Real


Vinicius Junior is set to remain at Real Madrid rather than secure a loan return to Flamengo, claims the teenage forward’s agent.

Speculation regarding a possible switch to familiar surroundings has surfaced on the back of the highly rated 18-year-old being denied senior football in Spain.

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France hero Areola wanted Chelsea move


Alphonse Areola wanted to move to Chelsea this summer, according to Blues goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon.

He criticised PSG's handling of the 25-year-old and claimed that he is already superior to Hugo Lloris, following his heroics against Germany on Thursday.

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Halilovic already out of favour at AC Milan


Former Barcelona youngster Alen Halilovic is already out of favour at AC Milan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Although he has been named in the squad for the Europa League, he was forced to watch from the stands as his side edged Roma.

Worse, he was not injured, simply dropped from the matchday 18.


Pedro Guilherme is Real Madrid's latest target


Real Madrid are looking to Fluminense's Pedro Guilherme as their next offensive recruit, according to AS.

The 21-year-old has a release clause of €50m (£45m-$58m) but is expected to fetch between €20-25m.

Meanwhile, Sevilla, Roma and AC Milan are also on his scent. 

Man Utd shelve Pogba contract talks


Talks to keep Paul Pogba at Manchester United on a long-term basis have been postponed, ESPN report.

The Red Devils want to keep the midfielder at Old Trafford for years to come, but while he is unsettled they will not be discussing terms.

Furthermore, Pogba is not expected to push for a January move but could be tempted by Barcelona next summer.

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Navarro announces retirement


Euro 2008 winner Fernando Navarro, who is best known for his time spent at Sevilla and Barcelona, has announced his retirement at the age of 36.

Rabiot not on Liverpool's radar


Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is not a target for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, but the Reds are happy with the options already available to them at Anfield.

Barcelona to offload Rafinha in January


Barcelona are prepared to part with Rafinha during the winter transfer window as he remains on the fringes of the fold at Camp Nou, reports Sport.

The Brazilian midfielder took in a loan spell with Inter last season, but no permanent deal was agreed on the back of that stint in Serie A.

Cahill ready to quit Chelsea


Gary Cahill will look to leave Chelsea during the January transfer window unless he sees more game time, claims The Sun.

The experienced centre-half, who has walked away from international football to focus on his club career, is yet to see a minute of competitive football under Maurizio Sarri.

Barca thought they had Griezmann


Barcelona thought they had done enough to prise Antoine Griezmann away from Atletico Madrid in the summer, according to Marca.

Indeed, the reason Philippe Coutinho was not given the No.7 shirt was because they felt it was destined for the World Cup-winning attacker.

However, Griezmann chose to extend his deal with Atleti in a shock move.

Barcelona launch a renovation plan


Barcelona are ready to offer fresh deals to a raft of star players, including Jordi Alba and Ivan Rakitic, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The club are seeking to lay long-term foundations for the squad and will also offer new contracts to Sergio Busquets and head coach Ernesto Valverde, whose deal is up next year.


Martial puts Man Utd talks on hold until Mou's future is clear


Attacker not willing to discuss terms now

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial does not want to talk about a new deal at the club while Jose Mourinho's future is uncertain, The Sun reports.

The former Monaco man has been pushed aside by the Portuguese and would look to leave if the manager was to stay in place.

However, if the embattled Mourinho was set to depart, his outlook would drastically change.

Champions League essential for Hazard Chelsea stay


Blues must finish top four to keep Belgium ace

Eden Hazard will leave Chelsea next summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, the Daily Mail reports.

Out of contract in 2020, there was no sustained interest for the Belgium ace this summer, but that situation is not expected to last. 

If the Blues finish outside the Premier League's top four, Real Madrid are among the teams waiting to pounce.

Milan will try to lock up Rabiot in January


The 23-year-old is in the final season of his contract with PSG

AC Milan will try to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot in January, reports Corriere dello Sport. 

Rabiot's contract expires at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, and he will be free to sign with a new team for next season starting in January.

Milan sporting director Leonardo, who used to hold a similar position at PSG, is hoping to use his connections with his former club to land the France international. 

Hoolahan and Martin on trial at West Brom


Former Norwich duo Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin are on trial at West Brom, according to Sky Sports.

Both Hoolahan, 36, and Martin, 32, were released by Norwich last year after long spells with the club. 

Hoolahan made 354 appearances for the Canaries, while Martin made 308 appearances.

Real Madrid tracking Brahim Diaz


Real Madrid are tracking Manchester City attacker Brahim Diaz, reports the Evening Standard.

The 19-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and has opted to stay with the club and fight for minutes this season, rather than go on loan.

City are desperate to keep Diaz at the club, fearing the loss of another talent like Jadon Sancho, who is currently starring for Borussia Dortmund


Maradona named manager of second-tier Mexican side


Diego Maradona has been named manager of Mexican second-tier side Dorados.

The Argentina legend most recently managed Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, a position he left in April. 

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Hysaj close to Napoli renewal


Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj is nearing a new contract with the club, according to Calciomercato

The 24-year-old Albania international has drawn interest from Premier League clubs and Juventus, but is set to stay at the Stadio San Paolo.

Hysaj's current deal expires in 2021. 

Beckham eyes Ronaldo for Inter Miami


The expansion MLS franchise are set to begin play in 2020

David Beckham is hoping to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami when the team enter Major League Soccer, claims the Daily Mail.

Beckham-owned Inter Miami will join MLS in 2020, and the former England international will be looking for marquee signings to attract attention. 

The Portugal star, who will be 35 in 2020 and have one year left on his Juventus deal, is top of Beckham's wish-list.

Usmanov considering move for Charlton Athletic


Former Arsenal owner ​Alisher Usmanov is considering a move for Charlton Athletic, reports the Mirror

Stan Kroenke paid Usmanov £600 million ($775m) last month to buy out his stake in the Gunners, and the 64-year-old Uzbeki wants to remain in English football. 

Usmanov could look to Charlton, a League One side currently in financial turmoil. 

Lainez's future lies away from America


Club America wonderkid Diego Lainez is heading for a future in Europe, perhaps sooner rather than later.

The 18-year-old earned his first senior Mexico call-up for El Tri's upcoming friendlies against Uruguay and the United States. 

America have already been forced to turn down advances for the winger from Ligue 1 clubs and from Roma.

Read Jon Arnold's feature on Mexico's next big talent right here!

Betis turned down €12m-€15m West Ham offer for Mandi


Real Betis turned down West Ham's offer of between ​€12 million (£11m/$14m​)​ and €15m (£13m/$17m) for defender Aissa Mandi this summer, reports ABC.

The 26-year-old has become one of Betis' most vital players, and can play any position across the back line.

Betis are hoping to tie Mandi down to a new contract that includes a release clause of nearly €60m (£54m/$70m).

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Mou wanted centre-back signing to change playing style


Jose Mourinho wanted to bring in a centre-back this summer to change Man Utd to a 3-5-2 system, according to the Evening Standard.

Mourinho wanted to sign either Harry Maguire or Toby Alderweireld, as either ball-playing centre-back would allow United to shift wing-backs further up the field.

With neither player arriving, Mourinho used Ander Herrera as a makeshift defender in United's 3-0 defeat to Tottenham last week.