Live Blog

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Hazard open to Chelsea exit

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond

Updated
Comments (0)
Eden Hazard
Getty Images

Juventus to offer Ramsey contract

2018-10-06T20:22:06Z

Juventus are ready to make a formal contract offer to Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, reports CalcioMercato.

The Wales midfielder will not renew his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, despite manager Unai Emery's wishes to retain his services.

Roma to offer Pellegrini new contract

2018-10-06T18:03:14Z

Roma are ready to offer Lorenzo Pellegrini a new contract according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The club have fended off interest from the likes of Juventus, Inter and Milan and are looking to tie the midfielder down until 2022.

Giroud has no interest in Besiktas

2018-10-06T17:23:31Z

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud is not interested in a switch to Besiktas, reports Le10Sport.

The Frenchman has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge this season, and will be out of contract in June. 

But his next destination will not be Turkey, as a move to the Istanbul club has been categorically ruled out.

Mourinho to be sacked despite Man United denials

2018-10-06T16:16:10Z

The Mirror's David McDonnell insists that Jose Mourinho is set for the sack at Manchester United, despite the club officially denying the reports: 

Ibrahimovic to Milan talk just hot air - Gattuso

2018-10-06T15:18:11Z

Gennaro Gattuso has dismissed speculation linking Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a return to AC Milan.

The Italian club are said to want the LA Galaxy star back on a short-term contract, but the coach says he is in the dark over a potential move.

Read what Gattuso said here

Brighton to pounce on Tavernier

2018-10-06T14:23:37Z

Brighton are following Rangers defender James Tavernier and preparing to make a bid in January, The Daily Mail says.

The Premier League side sent scouts to watch the 26-year-old full-back in Thursday's Europa League game against Rapid Vienna. 

Swansea and West Bromwich Albion have also shown an interest in Tavernier, who signed a new contract last month, but Brighton could swoop in with an offer in the next transfer window.

James Tavernier Rangers
Getty

Napoli demand over €100m for Koulibaly

2018-10-06T13:29:45Z

Barca & Man Utd said to want centre-back

Napoli have set an asking price of over €100 million (£88m/$115m) for star defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Corriere dello Sport says.

The 27-year-old defender has been tracked by clubs across Europe for the last couple of years, but the Serie A side have been determined to hold on to him.

He extended his contract to 2023 last month and is happy at Napoli, so any interested parties will have to go all out to tear him away any time soon.

Why Arsenal's £16m Chambers gamble hasn't paid off

2018-10-06T12:42:00Z

Calum Chambers was expected to be a first-team regular at Arsenal under Unai Emery, but ended up being loaned to Fulham for the season.

Does the defender still have a future at Arsenal? Read Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley's feature for more on Chambers' situation.

Inter waiting on Dembele

2018-10-06T11:57:23Z

Inter are monitoring Mousa Dembele's situation at Tottenham as his contract nears its expiration, Calciomercato reports.

The Italian side made an approach for the midfielder in the last transfer window but Spurs' asking price was too high.

Interest is growin in Dembele as his contract expires at the end of the season and Chinese side Beijing Guoan are one of those ready to make him an offer.

Inter, meanwhile, are yet to throw themselves back into the race but could swoop in eventually.

Giroud not interested in Besiktas move

2018-10-06T11:00:08Z

Marseille an option for striker

Olivier Giroud is not interested in joining Besiktas despite claims the Chelsea striker is in talks over a move, Le10Sport claims.

Giroud may be on his way out of Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, even though the club have an option to extend his contract for another year.

While Besiktas were said to have offered him a big contract, he will keep exploring his options, with Marseille seen as a possible candidate to sign the 32-year-old.

Olivier Giroud Chelsea 2018-19
Getty Images

Mourinho sack reports 'nonsense'

2018-10-06T10:20:42Z

A Man Utd spokesperson has dismissed the speculation

Manchester United have dismissed reports Jose Mourinho will be sacked as the club's manager this weekend.

A club spokesperson has told Goal's sister site Omnisport that the speculation is "nonsense".

Read the full story on Goal!

Mourinho to be given time

2018-10-06T08:22:18Z

Jose Mourinho will be given time to turn Manchester United's fortunes around, report the Daily Mail.

Reports had suggested that Mourinho would be sacked this weekend regardless of the club's result against Newcastle, but those within the club have denied that, and insisted the Portuguese will be backed.

Fabregas keen on move away from Europe

2018-10-06T07:54:30Z

Cesc Fabregas wants to remain at Chelsea but has revealed he is interested in a move away from Europe one day.

The midfielder is in the last year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge and has been speaking about his plans for the future.

Ibrahimovic prepared to talk to Milan

2018-10-06T07:08:34Z

Mino Raiola has revealed Zlatan Ibrahimovic is "prepared to talk" to Milan as the veteran striker continues to be linked with a return to San Siro.

LA Galaxy star Ibrahimovic, 37, played for Milan between 2010 and 2012, scoring 42 Serie A goals for the club.

Read the full story on Goal!

Pogba not on the market

2018-10-06T05:03:58Z

Midfielder will not leave Man United according to his agent

Manchester United star Paul Pogba is not on the market, according to agent Mino Raiola, who acknowledged the midfielder is "going through a delicate moment".

Pogba's future at Old Trafford has become uncertain following a reported falling out with under-fire United manager Jose Mourinho.

Read the full story on Goal

Hazard leaves open possibility of leaving Chelsea

2018-10-06T03:15:31Z

Belgium international is willing to exit the Blues

Real Madrid-linked Eden Hazard admits to feeling “good” at Chelsea in the present, but says “in two months it can be different”.

The Belgium international has been in inspired form for the Blues over the opening weeks of the 2018-19 campaign.

Read his full comments here on Goal. 

Eden Hazard
Getty

Crouch: Southgate contract too long

2018-10-06T01:40:17Z

Gareth Southgate has penned a new contract as England manager, but Peter Crouch considers a four-year deal to be “too long”.

He told the Daily Mail: “If I was in charge at the FA and had to appoint a new manager, I always thought the last thing I'd do is hand out a four-year contract."

Read the full article on Goal.

Southampton interested in Cahill move

2018-10-05T23:55:45Z

Southampton are interested in a move for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, reports the Mirror

The veteran has seen his playing time at Stamford Bridge diminish this season, and has admitted he may have to leave the club in January to find more minutes. 

Mourinho to be sacked this weekend

2018-10-05T22:55:21Z

The Portuguese will reportedly be out regardless of his team's result against Newcastle

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be sacked this weekend even if his team win against Newcastle, claim the Mirror.

The club's board have reportedly lost faith in the manager and have decided they have had enough of Mourinho's divisiveness. 

Assistant Michael Carrick could take temporary charge, with Zinedine Zidane the favourite to take over in the long term.

Fabregas wants new Chelsea deal

2018-10-05T22:25:20Z

Cesc Fabregas is ready to open talks to extend his stay at Chelsea.

The 31-year-old midfielder's deal expires at the end of the season, and has yet to hear from the club about a possible renewal.

Read what Fabregas had to say right here on Goal!

Kovac losing Bayern Munich locker room

2018-10-05T22:17:42Z

New Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is already in danger of losing the locker room, according to a report in Bild

As the club deals with a three-game winless streak, James Rodriguez, Sandro Wagner, Niklas Sule and Leon Goretzka are all reportedly upset with Kovac over a lack of playing time.

Several players also feel that Kovac has yet to instill a clear tactical plan in attack. 

Niko Kovac Bayern Munich Bundesliga 28092018
Boris Streubel

Marseille and Lille chasing Southampton starlet

2018-10-05T22:10:52Z

Marseille and Lille are looking to sign Southampton winger Enzo Robise, according to The Sun. 

The Saints signed the 17-year-old after spotting him with France's U-17 side, and Robise's impressive performances with the club's youth teams have him nearing a senior debut. 

But Robise's progress is also being followed by clubs in his native country, with at least two sides ready to make a move. 

Jardim's job not in danger yet

2018-10-05T22:06:41Z

Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim's position is not in danger yet despite an awful start to the season, reports Le10Sport

The principality club are in the relegation places in Ligue 1, having won just one of their first eight games, and have also lost their first two Champions League matches. 

Despite the dismal opening to the campaign, the Monaco hierarchy are keeping faith in Jardim, though that could change if results do not improve.