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Aston Villa land El Ghazi from Lille

2018-08-22T20:12:59Z

Aston Villa have snapped up Lille winger Anwar El Ghazi on loan.

The Ligue 1 side have sent the Netherlands international to the Championship club on a temporary basis with an option to buy. 

Lewandowski reveals reason for Bayern stay

2018-08-22T18:40:11Z

Robert Lewandowski has credited new Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac with playing a large role in keeping him at the Bundesliga champions.

The Poland forward angled for a move away from Bavaria and a move to Real Madrid was mooted, though he has since stated his loyalty to the German giants.

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N'Jie loan to Sporting falls through at last moment

2018-08-22T17:19:27Z

Marseille attacker Clinton N'Jie will not be joining Sporting CP after the Ligue 1 club announced a deal has fallen through.

An agreement of €1 million and Sporting covering N'Jie's wages had been finalised, with reports suggesting the Cameroon international failed a medical.

However, Marseille have pushed back against that, while confirming the move is off, saying: "Olympique de Marseille indicates that at the end of the final discussions held this morning with the Sporting Club of Portugal, the two clubs did not reach a full and complete agreement on the contractual terms and the financial elements relating to the player's loan, Clinton N' Jie, so the player will not engage with the Portuguese club and OM are counting on him for this weekend's match against Rennes."

Kante to remain at Chelsea

2018-08-22T16:07:15Z

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France international N’Golo Kante has made the decision to remain at Chelsea for the coming season, reports Le10Sport.

The 27-year-old, who was a member of his country’s World Cup-winning team in Russia this year, had attracted the interest of both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

But the defensive midfielder, who arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016, has now apparently opted to remain with the Blues following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri.

No bids for Spurs duo Rose and Alderweireld

2018-08-22T15:38:22Z

Tottenham have no offers on the table for defensive duo Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld, according to TalkSport.

Rose was linked with a move to Bundesliga outfit Schalke over the summer, while Alderweireld was linked with a high-profile switch to Manchester United, though neither deal transpired. 

And despite continued rumours, reports suggest that there are currently no offers open for either of the Spurs defenders.

PSG to throw Draxler into Rakitic deal

2018-08-22T14:42:58Z

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Julian Draxler to Barcelona in part-exchange for Ivan Rakitic, Don Balon reports.

The Ligue 1 champions are chasing the Croatia midfielder but have been put off by Barca's €125 million (£112m/$145m) valuation of him.

In a bid to drive the price down, they are offering the Germany international, who is not a central part of Thomas Tuchel's plans.

Chelsea fended off PSG bid for Marcos Alonso

2018-08-22T14:32:39Z

Marcos Alonso was the top name on Paris Saint-Germain list in their quest for a left-back, but Chelsea fended off their approach, Marca reports.

Under contract until 2021, the Spaniard has been linked with a move back to his homeland as well as the Ligue 1 champions, but with three years left to run on his deal, the Blues hold all the aces.

As such, PSG have turned their attentions back towards Filipe Luis.

Justin Kluivert was right to snub Man Utd, says dad

2018-08-22T13:44:26Z

Justin Kluivert made the right choice in joining Roma instead of making the switch to Manchester United or Barcelona this year, his father Patrick says.

"A jump to the Premier League would have been difficult... I think United would have been too big a jump. Roma is an important club, but the pressures are lower," he said.

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Celtic bid for Aberdeen's McKenna knocked back

2018-08-22T13:11:37Z

Aberdeen have rejected a £3.5 million offer from Celtic for centre-back Scott McKenna, the BBC reports.

Scotland international McKenna, 21, would appear to be a direct replacement for Dedryck Boyata, who is trying to force a move away from the Hoops.

Hull and Swansea have previously been interested in McKenna in the past but the Dons do not wish to sell a player who is under contract until 2023.

Ajax won't let Onana join Marseille

2018-08-22T12:52:30Z

Ajax are set to rebuff approaches for goalkeeper Andre Onana, Voetbal International reports.

Marseille are the side most closely associated with the Cameroonian, but there has also been interest from La Liga

He has been the Amsterdam side's first choice for the last two years and arrived from Barcelona in 2015.

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Rabiot rejects PSG contract offer

2018-08-22T12:34:18Z

Adrien Rabiot has rejected PSG's latest contract offer, according to Paris United.

The midfielder's deal is up at the end of the season and he continues to be linked with a move away from the club, with AC Milan, Juventus and, most pertinently, Barcelona hovering.

While PSG offered him €7.2m (£6.5m/$8.4m) per year, Barcelona are reportedly willing to offer him €10m per year.

Marseille do not want Yaya Toure

2018-08-22T12:05:48Z

Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud has said that the Stade Velodrome club are not interested in signing Yaya Toure.

The former Manchester City man is available on a free transfer but is not of interest to OM.

Speaking to L'Equipe, Eyraud said: "After Andre-Frank Zambo-Anguissa was sold to Fulham, we've been looking for players in that area. Could it be Yaya Toure? No."

Adams wants Livingston job

2018-08-22T11:43:33Z

Arsenal legend Tony Adams has been in touch with Livingston over the prospect of becoming their new coach, The Daily Record reports.

The ex-England centre-back was last in charge at Granada, where he lost all seven of his games in charge.

Livvy are currently managerless after Kenny Miller departed earlier this week, having been appointed to the role in the summer.

Lafferty heads back to Rangers

2018-08-22T11:29:29Z

Kyle Lafferty is on the verge of joining Rangers for a second time, Sky Sports reports.

The Northern Ireland international scored the winner for Hearts against Celtic last weekend and will have a medical with the Ibrox side today.

He played 138 times and scored 38 goals in his previous stint at the club.

Marseille want Ajax keeper Onana

2018-08-22T11:05:14Z

Marseille will make a late bid to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to Sport.

First-choice goalkeeper Steve Mandanda suffered a hamstring injury last weekend and faces a month on the sidelines.

They see the 22-year-old Cameroonian as a good option for cover.

Draxler could be heading to La Liga

2018-08-22T10:48:19Z

Sevilla are chasing a loan deal for Paris Saint-Germain attacker Julian Draxler, Diario de Sevilla reports.

The German continues to find himself on the fringes of things at the Parc des Princes and he has become a target for the Spanish club, who are seeking a "top" forward who can play on the left.

If a deal it completed, it could pave the way for Wissam Ben Yedder to move to Marseille.

Garcia close to new Marseille deal

2018-08-22T09:51:30Z

Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud has told L'Equipe that coach Rudi Garcia is close to signing a new deal with the club.

"Discussions are well underway and should be at an end soon," he said.

The ex-Roma boss led OM to the Europa League final last season, in which they were defeated by Atletico Madrid.

Rakitic wants Barcelona pay rise

2018-08-22T09:39:06Z

PSG target makes Barca demands

Ivan Rakitic wants to remain at Barcelona but believes he deserves a pay rise if he is to do so, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The Croatia international has been linked with a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain, where he would be offered a substantial salary increase.

Rakitic, therefore, wants Barca to look at the terms of a deal he signed in spring 2017 and improve them.

Atletico Madrid want €30m for PSG target Filipe Luis

2018-08-22T09:17:39Z

Atletico Madrid may let Filipe Luis leave this summer - but not for less than €30 million, Marca reports.

The Brazil international has been targeted by Paris Saint-Germain, who are on the hunt to add depth to their left-back position. 

Atleti want to keep hold of the 33-year-old, however.

Falcao & Willian offered to Real Madrid

2018-08-22T08:54:26Z

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao and Chelsea star Willian were offered to Real Madrid this summer, according to Onda Cero.

A long-time target for the Bernabeu side, they rejected the approach as the former Atletico Madrid ace is not of the profile they are currently seeking.

The European champions have also been keeping an interest in Willian, but the approach from his agent was also knocked back because he would be too expensive.

Espanyol working to sign Llorente

2018-08-22T08:16:39Z

Real Madrid wish to keep hold of Marcos Llorente, but Espanyol are determined to lure the midfielder away from the Bernabeu, Marca reports.

Indeed, the club from Barcelona will keep pushing until the end of the transfer window to sign the 23-year-old.

Espanyol are confident of brokering a loan deal, having signed Marco Asensio similarly three seasons ago.

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Valencia to swoop for France U19 star

2018-08-22T07:54:43Z

Valencia are closing in on a deal to sign France Under-19 international Lenny Pintor, L'Equipe reports.

The attacker has been subject to a €2.5 million bid but his club, Brest, who play in the second tier, are holding out for more.

Lucas Piazon chased by Ligue 1 side

2018-08-22T07:38:55Z

Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon is wanted by Ligue 1 club Reims, L'Equipe reports.

The versatile forward would move to the Champagne outfit on loan.

Reims had hoped to sign Arm Warda from PAOK, but competition for his signature is liable to prove too great.

No Real Madrid offer for Rodrigo

2018-08-22T07:15:47Z

Real Madrid's attempt to sign Rodrigo from Valencia has hit an impass, according to Marca.

Valencia are prepared to sell the Spain international, having already signed Kevin Gameiro and Michy Batshuayi as cover, but are still holding out for his release clause of €120 million.

Madrid, meanwhile, are not interested in spending so much on one player but could move if the price drops as deadline day approaches.

Man City seek Bravo replacement in Madrid

2018-08-22T06:52:10Z

The transfer window may be closed for Premier League clubs, but AS believes that Manchester City are studying the possibility of signing Keylor Navas from Real Madrid as cover for the injured Claudio Bravo.

Chile international goalkeeper Bravo is expected to miss much of the season with an Achilles tendon injury, leaving Ederson as his club's chief shot-stopper.

Pep Guardiola wants to increase the depth in that area and could seek to sign Navas as soon as possible.

Chelsea won't listen to Alonso offers

2018-08-22T04:30:10Z

The left-back has emerged as a target for Atletico Madrid

Chelsea are unwilling to listen to offers for left-back Marcos Alonso, according to the Daily Mail. 

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in bringing the 27-year-old back to his home country. 

But the Blues will hold firm on Alonso, who has become an integral member of the squad at Stamford Bridge. 

West Ham want to send Oxford on another loan

2018-08-22T03:27:46Z

West Ham are looking to send midfielder Reece Oxford on another season-long loan, reports the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old spent last season with Borussia Monchengladbach, and Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini previously stated his desire to keep Oxford this season. 

But the club now want to loan Oxford out before the end of August, with teams in Germany, Spain and France interested. 

AC Milan want Rabiot on a free next summer

2018-08-22T02:30:08Z

AC Milan are hoping to land PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer next summer, according to Le10Sport

The 23-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season and he appears no closer to signing fresh terms with the Ligue 1 champions. 

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo, who held a similar position with PSG previously, is planning a massive contract offer to woo Rabiot. 

Marseille have 'moved on' from Balotelli

2018-08-22T01:30:36Z

Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud says his club have moved on from Nice striker Mario Balotelli.

Nice confirmed that Balotelli would be staying with the club in 2018-19 after a summer when the striker appeared to be on his way out. 

And Eyraud has insisted that Marseille will not attempt to revive a deal for the 28-year-old. 

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Jokanovic delays new contract talks

2018-08-22T00:31:21Z

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic will delay talks over a new contract until Christmas, reports the Express.

Jokanovic led the Cottagers to promotion last season and has one year left on his current deal.

The club have offered the Serb a new three-year deal that will take him through the 2021-22 season. 

Man City not interested in Cillessen

2018-08-21T23:39:36Z

Manchester City are not considering a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, per Sport.

The Premier League champions have been dealt a significant blow after Claudio Bravo snapped his Achilles tendon, with a lay-off of around six months likely for the Chilean.

This leaves City without an experienced second-choice shot-stopper – but given that they will be unable to sign a replacement until January at the earliest, Cillessen is not of interest to them right now.

Martial determined to prove himself at United

2018-08-21T22:38:57Z

France international set to stay at Old Trafford

Anthony Martial wants to prove himself at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, completing a U-turn over speculation he would depart Old Trafford, reports The Sun.

The France international missed the World Cup in Russia this year following a lack of appearances under the Portuguese for the Red Devils and has been heavily linked with an exit during the current European transfer window.

Instead though, the 22-year-old will now seek to re-establish himself as a regular starting name at the Theatre of Dreams, despite stiff competition from Alexis Sanchez and England pair Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

Kante to remain with Chelsea

2018-08-21T22:12:36Z

France international N’Golo Kante has made the decision to remain at Chelsea for the coming season, reports Le10Sport.

The 27-year-old, who was a member of his country’s World Cup-winning team in Russia this year, had attracted the interest of both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

But the defensive midfielder, who arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016, has now apparently opted to remain with the Blues following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri.

PSG monitoring Brugge striker Wesley

2018-08-21T22:05:59Z

Paris Saint-Germain are tracking Club Brugge striker Wesley, according to Le10Sport

The 21-year-old Brazilian has begun to show up on the radar of some of Europe's biggest sides after his displays in the Belgian league. 

Wesley netted 13 times for Brugge in all competitions last season. 

PSG will reject loan offers for Weah

2018-08-21T21:50:04Z

Paris Saint-Germain are unlikely to allow 18-year-old striker Timothy Weah to leave the club on loan, reports ESPN FC. 

Strasbourg have registered an interest in the U.S. international, who has started the season with goals in the Trophee des Champions and in Ligue 1 play against Caen

But PSG see Weah as a player capable of playing an important role this season. 

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Man City could recall Muric from NAC Breda loan

2018-08-21T21:30:01Z

Facing an injury crisis at goalkeeper, Manchester City could recall Aro Muric from his NAC Breda loan, reports The Telegraph.

Ederson's backup Claudio Bravo could be out for the season with an injury, and City sold Joe Hart and Angus Gunn this summer.

With their ranks desperately thin, City are considering bringing Montenegro Under-21 international Muric back from the Netherlands.

Arsenal refuse to double Ramsey wages

2018-08-21T21:14:58Z

Arsenal will refuse to double Aaron Ramsey’s wage packet but remain hopeful he will stay with the club, according to the Evening Standard.

The Wales international is in the midst of trying to secure a better deal at the Emirates and is believed to want a hefty increase on his current contract, which expires at the end of the season.

The Gunners however are not bowing to pressure and Ramsey may look to secure an exit instead before the European transfer window shuts at the end of August.