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Hazard is happy at Chelsea - Essien

2018-10-08T21:53:14Z

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien hopes Eden Hazard stays at the club and continues his impressive form.

Hazard was tipped to leave Stamford Bridge during the transfer window, with Real Madrid said to be interested, after admitting in July he was tempted to try "something different".

However, the Belgium star later said he was happy to stay and has been exceptional under Maurizio Sarri this season, leaving Essien hopeful the star may extend his contract, which expires in 2020.

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Inter still have Modric hope

2018-10-08T21:08:15Z

Inter are still hopeful a move to land Luka Modric could still be done in the future, reports Calciomercato.

While the Serie A side had strong interest in the Real Madrid midfielder, a move failed to materialise over the summer.

A rough start to the season for the club and Modric under Julen Lopetegui has rekindled hopes, though Inter are also keeping an eye on Ajax's Frenkie de Jong.

El Clasico could decide Lopetegui's fate

2018-10-08T20:50:12Z

The Madrid boss has overseen a run of poor results and needs an uptick in form soon

Julen Lopetegui's future may be on the line if results do not turn around by Real Madrid's showdown with Barcelona at the end of October.

The reigning European Champions are winless in four straight, having gone goalless over that span – their longest such streak since 1985.

While the players still back Lopetegui, the mood with the club is not good and El Clasico on October 28 could go a long way toward deciding the former Spain boss' fate.

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Lozano and Gutierrez takes Martino will join El Tri

2018-10-08T20:27:29Z

Mexico rising stars Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutierrez are hoping current Atlanta United manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino will leave his current post and take over the Mexico national team.

Martino has been linked to the job, currently vacant after Juan Carlos Osorio's decision to move on after the 2018 World Cup, for several weeks. 

And both PSV players said they liked the idea of working with the former Argentina and Barcelona manager.

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De Gea reluctant to sign new Utd deal

2018-10-08T19:53:38Z

David de Gea is dragging his feet on signing a new contract with Manchester United, according to the Telegraph.

The goalkeeper will have his option year picked up by the club, but could leave on free in the summer of 2020.

De Gea is concerned he may not be able to compete for top honours at Manchester United, causing an impasse in discussions over a long-term deal. 

Almeyda hired as new Earthquakes head coach

2018-10-08T18:53:07Z

The San Jose Earthquakes have hired former Chivas boss Matias Almeyda as their new head coach.

Almeyda guided the Guadalajara side to the CONCACAF Champions League title in the spring, while also leading them to the the 2017 Clausura Liga MX title, two Copa MXs and the Supercopa MX.

Interim head coach Steve Ralston will continue to lead the last-place Earthquakes through the remainder of the 2018 season before Almeyda takes over for 2019.

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Man Utd board split over Zidane

2018-10-08T16:05:11Z

Jose Mourinho’s future remains uncertain at Manchester United, but the Independent claims the club’s board remain undecided on a possible successor.

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been heavily linked with the role, but Ed Woodward and Co are split on whether he is the right man for the job.

Dortmund deny Sancho release clause

2018-10-08T15:39:03Z

Jadon Sancho’s new contract at Borussia Dortmund is “without a release clause”, claims the club’s head of the licensed player department.

The Bundesliga outfit have, however, admitted to interest being shown in a talented teenager readying himself for a first taste of senior international football with England.

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Herrera heading for Old Trafford exit

2018-10-08T14:25:57Z

Manchester United are preparing to part with Ander Herrera, claims El Correo, with the midfielder set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

The Spain international, who moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2014, will see the doors opened for him back at Athletic Bilbao if he is interested in such a switch.

'Ramsey can be Arsenal great with new deal'

2018-10-08T13:55:28Z

Aaron Ramsey has shown Arsenal what they will get if they are “prepared to pay the money”, says Martin Keown, with the Wales international boasting the potential to become a club “great”.

The Gunners have so far been frustrated in their efforts to agree fresh terms with a man working on an expiring contract.

Click here to find out what a former Arsenal star has had to say on a frustrating saga.

Hazard: Real Madrid are the dream

2018-10-08T13:14:20Z

Eden Hazard says that he is finding it a 'hard decision' over whether to renew his Chelsea contract and has reiterated that moving to Real Madrid is something he has dreamed about.

The in-form Belgian has said about long-standing interest from the Santiago Bernabeu: "It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club. We will see. I don't want to talk about this every day. I don't have time, but we will talk about my future soon."

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Mourinho wants January spending spree

2018-10-08T12:58:30Z

Man Utd want Skriniar & Romagnoli

Jose Mourinho has urged Manchester United to spend big on defenders Milan Skriniar and Alessio Romagnoli in January to prove he has a long-term future at the club, per ESPN.

The Inter Milan and AC Milan defenders have been targeted after Mourinho failed to sign a centre-back in the summer, and both would be available to play in the knockout rounds of the Champions League.

Skriniar and Romagnoli are each valued at £40 million (€45m/$52m).

Granqvist refusing to rule out shock Man Utd switch

2018-10-08T12:09:57Z

Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist says there is definite interest from Manchester United over a possible January transfer.

He told Expressen: "There certainly is interest. I don't close any doors to anything."

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Milan planning Bonaventura talks

2018-10-08T10:41:56Z

AC Milan are hoping to put a contract extension in place with Giacomo Bonaventura, reports Calciomercato.

The Italy international midfielder is already tied to terms through to 2020, but the Rossoneri are eager to prolong his stay at San Siro past that point.

Tottenham keeper rewarded for senior breakthrough

2018-10-08T10:15:33Z

Real Madrid consider Lopetegui future

2018-10-08T07:33:15Z

Real Madrid are considering the future of manager Julen Lopetegui, per Onda Cero.

The Spanish giants are currently fourth, and have failed to score in their last four games, most recently drawing a blank in their 1-0 loss to Alaves, leading the club's hierarchy to weigh the possibility of sacking the former Spain boss.

Man Utd & Liverpool want Bergwijn

2018-10-08T07:20:30Z

Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn, per Sport.

Bergwijn has scored five goals and provided two assists already this season, and is being monitored by the Premier League giants, who could readily meet his €20 million (£17.5m/$23m) release clause.

Earthquakes to hire Matias Almeyda as manager

2018-10-08T04:37:18Z

The San Jose Earthquakes are set to bring in Matias Almeyda as the club's new manager, according to Earthquakes blogger Joel Soria

The club has hinted at the singing being done on Monday, with the former Chivas boss set to lead the club forward following a disastrous showing in MLS in 2018.  

RSL signs homegrown prospect

2018-10-08T03:15:52Z

Real Salt Lake signed 17-year-old homegrown prospect Julian Vazquez to an MLS contract, the club announced

Vazquez will bring the list of homegrown players on RSL's roster to nine. 

Gerrard: Tavernier will cost ‘loads of money’

2018-10-08T02:14:42Z

Steven Gerrard says that James Tavernier will be costly for Premier League clubs. 

“I know the CEO at Brighton very well. I used to work alongside him at the FA," he said in comments reported by The Evening Times

“He’s got my number and he knows where I am. But he best go to the owners and ask for an awful lot of money if he wants James Tavernier."

 

Klopp urged to add creative midfielder

2018-10-08T01:18:53Z

Liverpool have been urged to sign a natural playmaker to bolster their ranks after their lack of creative edge was exposed in the dull draw with champions Manchester City.

Both Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness have urged to Reds to add a creative option tho help open matches like Sunday's 0-0 draw with Man City. 

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West Brom to return for Blackburn's Dack

2018-10-07T23:03:49Z

West Brom will make another run at Blackburn's Bradley Dack this winter, the Birmingham Mail reports. 

The club wanted the 24-year-old in the summer window but Blackburn were unwilling to offload him at that point. 

Pogba's advice saving grace for United

2018-10-07T22:55:14Z

Manchester United's 3-2 comeback victory against Newcastle United came after Jose Mourinho took the advice of Paul Pogba at half-time, according to The Sun.

The under-fire Red Devils boss asked his World Cup winning star for his input on how to turn around a dismal first half showing, with the Frenchman suggesting a deeper midfield role for himself.

Pogba was inspirational as United fought back from two goals down to inflict more misery on the Magpies and record a much-needed win on Saturday.

Messi keen on Dembele exit from Barca

2018-10-07T22:47:24Z

Catalans to turn to Rabiot as replacement

Ousmane Dembele could be set to exit Barcelona as teammate Lionel Messi does not play well with him, reports Don Balon.

The Spanish champions will instead look to replace the Frenchman with Adrien Rabiot, who is preferred by the Argentina international.

Dembele was a member of France's World Cup winning squad this summer and was an unused substitution against Croatia in the final.

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Henry in advanced talks over Villa job

2018-10-07T22:38:22Z

Thierry Henry will hold advanced talks with Aston Villa later this week as the Frenchman looks set to secure his first managerial position, per The Telegraph.

Steve Bruce was sacked by the Championship side earlier this month and Henry, who was an assistant for Belgium during the World Cup, has been linked with the role since.

Speculation further intensified over the weekend after Celtic's Brendan Rodgers ruled himself out of the running.

Arsenal chasing MLS star Almiron

2018-10-07T22:31:22Z

Arsenal are set to land Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron this winter, according to the Mirror

The Gunners will have to pay £15 million ($20m) for the midfielder to lure him away from Tata Martino's outfit.