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Inter to sue over Modric comments

2018-08-17T22:36:36Z

Inter have confirmed they will take legal action against Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga.

In an interview with ABC, Tebas criticised Inter over the club's pursuit of Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.

Check out the full story here.

'Pogba isn't a Barcelona type of player'

2018-08-17T22:03:11Z

Paul Pogba is not “a Barcelona type player”, says Paul Scholes, with the midfielder urged to stick with Manchester United and revel in a captaincy role entrusted to him by Jose Mourinho.

The France international has seen his future called into question for some time, with a move to Spain or a return to Juventus having been discussed at length this summer.

Read the full story on Goal!

'Salah will stay at Liverpool for years'

2018-08-17T21:04:27Z

Mohamed Salah wants to stay at Liverpool for “as long as he can”, says Mido, with Real Madrid set to be kept waiting for at least “three or four years”.

The Egyptian forward has committed to a new deal with the Reds through to 2023 and is expected to stick around for the foreseeable future.

Read the full story on Goal!

Nice make bid for NYCFC's Medina

2018-08-17T20:37:19Z

Nice have made a €7 million (£6.3m/$8m) bid for New York City FC midfielder Jesus Medina, according to journalist Pablo Pedrero.

New Nice boss Patrick Vieira is keen to reunite with the Paraguay international after he impressed in MLS under the ex-Arsenal midfielder's stewardship.

Barca & PSG in Dembele discussions?

2018-08-17T20:01:39Z

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain presidents Josep María Bartomeu and Nasser Al Khelaifi have met in Madrid, reports AS.

The two sides are reported to be in transfer discussions, with Adrien Rabiot being linked with a switch to Camp Nou and Ousmane Dembele with a move to Parc des Princes.

Best deals of the Serie A window

2018-08-17T18:49:18Z

With the deadline in Italy having passed ahead of the new top-flight campaign, Goal looks at the new faces from whom big things are expected.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain may have dominated the headlines, but there were plenty of other notable deals done.

Check out a rundown of the best here.

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Ospina leaves Arsenal on Napoli loan

2018-08-17T18:23:34Z

David Ospina has completed his loan switch from Arsenal to Napoli, with the Serie A side having a €5 million purchase option.

The Colombia international goalkeeper has left Emirates Stadium after slipping behind Petr Cech and summer signing Bernd Leno in the Gunners' pecking order.

Read the full story on Goal!

Klavan leaves Liverpool for Italy

2018-08-17T17:59:04Z

Ragnar Klavan has completed a £2 million ($2.5m) move to Cagliari, with Liverpool having deemed the defender surplus to requirements.

Goal revealed earlier this week that the Reds would consider offers for the 32-year-old after seeing him slip down the pecking order.

Check out the full story on his switch here.

Bruce: Grealish would be a Spurs player if they'd bid earlier

2018-08-17T16:50:13Z

Steve Bruce says Jack Grealish would have joined Tottenham if the club had made a bid earlier in the summer transfer window.

Spurs eventually made a £20 million bid for the winger on deadline day but were unable to complete a deal.

 “It’s fair to say we were in such a bad position financially that if Tottenham had have done their work early, then I’m sure he would have been a Tottenham player," Bruce said.

“Before the takeover came in, everyone was for sale – that’s how difficult the situation was."

Ospina joins Napoli from Arsenal

2018-08-17T16:45:55Z

David Ospina has joined Napoli from Arsenal, per Lega Serie A.

The goalkeeper moves to the Italian side on loan, having fallen behind Petr Cech and Bernd Leno in Unai Emery's pecking order at the club. 

Alaves want Alcacer

2018-08-17T16:03:03Z

Alaves want to sign Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer on loan, per Mundo Deportivo.

Alcacer has scored just 15 goals for the Camp Nou club in 50 appearances, and Alaves, who are set to play the Camp Nou club this weekend, are keen on taking him on a short-term deal.

Joao Mario to join Rubin Kazan

2018-08-17T15:27:08Z

Joao Mario is set to join Rubin Kazan from Inter this summer, reports Gazzetta dello Sport

The midfielder spent last season on loan at West Ham and is now poised to replace Alex Song at the Russian club. 

Sarri certain Hazard will stay at Chelsea

2018-08-17T15:02:12Z

Maurizio Sarri says he is sure Eden Hazard will spend the season with Chelsea instead of joining Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants continue to be linked to the attacker, but he has been offered a lucrative contract at Chelsea.

And although Sarri stayed quiet on the likelihood of Hazard extending his stay, he is confident he will stay put.

Read what Sarri had to say about Hazard here

Celtic reject £13m bid for Ntcham

2018-08-17T14:52:34Z

Celtic have rejected a £13 million ($17m) from Porto for Olivier Ntcham, Goal understands.

The Portuguese side will come back for the midfielder, however, and he wants the Glasgow club to reach an agreement and let him leave.

Read the full story here

Juventus sign Mavididi from Arsenal

2018-08-17T14:30:56Z

The 20-year-old has made a permanent switch to Italy

Juventus have signed Stephy Mavididi from Arsenal.

The England youth international spent the second half of last season at Charlton but will now join up the Serie A side's B team.

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Mourinho talks Pogba amid Barca rumours

2018-08-17T14:01:02Z

Jose Mourinho has played down talk of a rift between himself and Barcelona target Paul Pogba, confirming him as Red Devils captain for the weekend.

Pogba and his relationship with his manager has come under fire once again this season and the midfielder stirred speculation of an Old Trafford exit with comments after the club's opening Premier League fixture of the campaign.

Following a 2-1 victory over Leicester, Pogba said of the rumours: "There are things I can say and there are things I cannot say... otherwise I will get fined."

Reports suggesting Pogba would try and force a move to Barca followed but Mourinho has now moved to reject claims of any disharmony between the two.

Read the full story here on Goal!

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Former Arsenal forward set for Parma medical

2018-08-17T13:25:51Z

Former Arsenal striker Gervinho is set to undergo a medical at Serie A side Parma today, Goal understands.

Gervinho left Roma in 2016 to join Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune in a deal worth around €18 million (£16m/$20.5m) but is now close to completing his Italian return.

The 31-year-old scored 26 goals in 88 games for Roma during his three-year stay at the club.

Ronaldo debut set for Chievo

2018-08-17T12:55:27Z

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his Juventus debut against Chievo this weekend.

Boss Massimiliano Allegri will hand the 33-year-old his first competitive start following his €100 million (£89m/$114m) move from Real Madrid, but has warned his side not to get complacent.

"We shouldn't think that, with Ronaldo, we'll win regardless. He brings extra value to our team."

Read the full story on Goal!

Joel Campbell leaves Arsenal

2018-08-17T12:23:42Z

Arsenal have confirmed that out-of-favour winger Joel Campbell has left the club to join Serie A side Frosinone.

Campbell, who spent last season on loan at Real Betis, played 40 games in all competitions during his Gunners career but is not part of manager Unai Emery's plans.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Neymar backed for Real Madrid move

2018-08-17T12:00:08Z

Neymar has been backed to join Real Madrid from PSG, by his former team-mate Yuri Berchiche.

Yuri left PSG to join La Liga side Athletic Bilbao in the summer, and believes former Barcelona star Neymar will soon tread the same path back to Spain

"I see him returning but more in white than in blue and red," Yuri told El Larguero.

Read the full story on Goal!

Madrid identify three strikers to replace Ronaldo

2018-08-17T11:35:15Z

Real Madrid have identified Timo Werner, Rodrigo and Mauro Icardi as potential signings this summer, per AS.

Los Blancos lost Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer but they cannot afford to purchase a player like Harry Kane or Kylian Mbappe to replace him. 

As such, Werner, Rodrigo and Icardi have emerged as potential targets, with any deal for one of the players likely to cost around €80 million (£71m/$91m).

Celtic sign Arzani on loan from Man City

2018-08-17T10:42:02Z

Celtic have signed Daniel Arzani on a two-year loan from Manchester City.

Arzani has won five caps for Australia but has yet to play for City, having spent the previous two seasons on loan at Melbourne City in Australia.

Poyet leaves Bordeaux after chairman disagreement

2018-08-17T10:15:30Z

Gus Poyet has left his role as Bordeaux coach after a disagreement with the French side.

The coach criticised the club in a press conference over the sale of Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier, calling the decision a "disgrace".

And the partnership between the two parties has broken down, as his departure became official on Friday.

Read the full story here

Ronaldinho's 13-year-old son joins Cruzeiro

2018-08-17T08:59:27Z

The 13-year-old son of former Barcelona and Brazil star Ronaldinho has joined Cruzeiro, AS claims.

Joao Mendes and his mother reached an agreement with the Brazilian side after the young striker rejected an approach from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Man Utd to raid RB Leipzig for sporting director Paul Mitchell

2018-08-17T08:31:31Z

Red Devils target man said to have discovered Dele Alli

Manchester United are considering approaching Paul Mitchell of RB Leipzig to become their director of football, Sky Sports says.

The Red Devils are planning on installing a new position to take over control of transfers and see Mitchell, who is credited with bringing Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld to Tottenham, as an ideal candidate. 

Dan Ashworth, currently at the Football Association, is another name on United's shortlist for the role.

Klavan set for £2m Cagliari switch

2018-08-17T08:11:36Z

Liverpool have agreed to sell defender Ragnar Klavan to Cagliari in a £2 million ($2.5m) deal.

The Estonia international will travel to Italy on Friday to complete a medical and finalise personal terms as he ends his two-year stay at Anfield.

Goal revealed earlier this week that the Reds would consider offers for the 32-year-old, and Cagliari have seen off interest from Germany to land the experienced centre-back.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

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Real Madrid fume at Inter over Modric talks

2018-08-17T07:20:09Z

Real Madrid have been left enraged by Inter for contacting Luka Modric without permission, Cadena SER says.

The Italian side's interest has been growing in recent weeks amid reports the Croatia international could be set to follow Cristiano Ronaldo to Italy.

However, Madrid president Florentino Perez has denounced the Serie A side for attempting to lure the star midfielder behind their back.

Roma's €40m Bailey bid blocked by Bayer

2018-08-17T07:02:41Z

Roma have had a €40 million (£36m/$45m) for Leon Bailey rejected by Bayer Leverkusen, according to Mediaset Premium.

The Serie A side are determined to bring the Jamaica international to Italy this summer, but their offer falls short of Bayer Leverkusen's €50m (£45m/$57m) asking price.

AC Milan reach Milinkovic-Savic agreement with Lazio

2018-08-17T06:35:04Z

The midfielder is set for a medical at San Siro

AC Milan will sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on loan from Lazio in a €40 million (£36m/$45m) deal that includes an option to buy the midfielder, Il Sole 24 reports.

The Rossoneri are expected to beat the likes of Manchester United to the signing of the Serbian midfielder, who is booked in for a medical at San Siro on Friday.

Milan are also said to be chasing Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport but will have to compete with Barcelona.

Altidore draws Serie A, Ligue 1 attention

2018-08-17T04:26:26Z

Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore has drawn interest from clubs in Serie A and Ligue 1, according to ESPN FC. 

Altidore, 28, has scored 56 goals in 107 appearances in all competitions since arriving in MLS in 2015. 

The U.S. international spent time with several European sides prior to his move to Toronto, including Sunderland and AZ. 

Klavan nears Cagliari move

2018-08-17T03:36:46Z

Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan is closing in on a €2 million move to Cagliari, reports Gianluca Di Marzio. 

The 32-year-old moved to Anfield from Augsburg in 2016, and is in the final year of his contact. 

With Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez in place, Klavan's prospects for minutes with the Reds in 2018-19 appeared to be limited. 

Willian to sign new two-year deal

2018-08-17T02:41:01Z

Chelsea star Willian will be given a new two-year contract with a pay rise, according to The Sun.

The 30-year-old Brazilian was subject of interest from Manchester United and Barcelona this summer, but is ready to extend his stay with the Stamford Bridge side. 

Willian's current deal pays him £120,000 per week and expires in 2020. 

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Pjanic to sign new Juve deal

2018-08-17T01:50:01Z

The midfielder was rumoured to be on the move to Man City or Barca

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic is set to sign a new contract with the Serie A champions, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Bosnian was targeted by Barcelona, ​​Manchester City and Chelsea this summer, but will commit his long-term future to Juventus. 

Pjanic, 28, joined Juve from Roma in 2016. 

Arsenal confident Ramsey will sign new deal

2018-08-17T00:00:04Z

Arsenal are confident that midfielder Aaron Ramsey will sign a new deal with the club, according to the Mirror

The 27-year-old is in the final year of his contract, and has generated interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and Lazio among other clubs.

But Arsenal still feel they will be able to hold on to Ramsey, who joined the Gunners in 2008.

Man Utd will refuse to sell Pogba

2018-08-16T22:55:37Z

The midfielder's relationship with Jose Mourinho is becoming increasingly strained

Manchester United will hold firm and refuse to allow disgruntled star Paul Pogba to leave Old Trafford, according to The Sun.

Despite an increasingly difficult relationship with manager Jose Mourinho and interest from Barcelona, United are insisting Pogba won't be sold. 

The 25-year-old reportedly has his heart set on a move to Camp Nou, but it appears he may have to shelve his plans to depart for now. 

Draxler could leave PSG

2018-08-16T22:25:56Z

Julian Draxler could leave Paris Saint-Germain by the end of August, according to Le10Sport

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is considering using new arrival Thilo Kehrer in midfield, which would further diminish Draxler's chances for minutes. 

RB LeipzigBorussia Dortmund and Schalke are all interested in the 24-year-old, though no formal offer has been made yet. 

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Schalke to land Morocco left-back

2018-08-16T22:11:43Z

Lille left-back Hamza Mendyl is close to joining Schalke, according to L'Equipe.

The 20-year-old Morocco international came on for the Ligue 1 side at the end of last season, starting six of the club's final seven league games. 

Arsenal were also linked with a move for Mendyl.

Juventus to sign Danish starlet

2018-08-16T21:52:02Z

Juventus are nearing the signing of 18-year-old striker ​Nikolai Baden Frederiksen from Nordsjaelland, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Frederiksen will cost Juve €2 million and will join up with Juve's youth team with an eye toward a future with the senior side. 

Martina set for Stoke loan

2018-08-16T21:41:17Z

Everton defender Cuco Martina will join Stoke on a season-long loan, reports Sky Sports News.

The 28-year-old made 28 appearances last season, but has been deemed surplus to requirements after the arrival of Lucas Digne from Barcelona