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Everton make late move for Barca outcast

2018-08-08T22:15:40Z

Premier League side Everton have made a late move to land Barcelona outcast Andre Gomes, according to the Daily Mail

The club were already looking to bring in his team-mate Yerry Mina before the close of the window and now want to land Gomes as well, though it could be a loan move for the Portugal international. 

Chelsea capture Kepa for world-record £72m fee

2018-08-08T21:27:22Z

Goalkeeper joins as immediate replacement for the departed Courtois

Chelsea moved quickly to replace Thibaut Courtois, signing Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic for a world-record €80 million (£72m/$92m) deal for a goalkeeper.

He becomes the second world-record goalkeeper signing of the summer following Liverpool's signing of Alisson. 

Read the full story here. 

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Schalke approach Spurs over Rose loan

2018-08-08T21:05:48Z

Other English sides remain in the hunt for the full-back

Danny Rose is in talks over a season-long loan move to Schalke, who have approached Tottenham on the eve of the English transfer window deadline day.

The England international is being offered the chance to resurrect his career at the second placed Bundesliga side from last season, with the Germany club aiming to compete with any English club who come in for the full-back ahead of the transfer deadline on Thursday.

However, the transfer window in Germany remains open until August 31, which may help Schalke secure Rose on loan.

Read more here!

Chicago Fire in talks with Mexico's Hector Moreno

2018-08-08T21:02:37Z

The Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer are in talks with Mexico center back Hector Moreno, according to The Athletic

The 30-year-old currently plays for Real Sociedad in La Liga and was a key player for Mexico at the World Cup in Russia, though he missed out on the knockout round loss to Brazil

 

Man Utd want Boateng - but only on loan

2018-08-08T20:23:36Z

Jose Mourinho is hoping to bring in defender Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, but only on a temporary deal, reports Sky Sports.

The defender has had an assortment of injuries over the past few seasons, which have scared Manchester United away from a permanent move.

However, with the transfer deadline fast apporaching, they are running out of time to find the central defender Mourinho wants. 

Courtois clinches Real Madrid move; Kovacic goes to Chelsea

2018-08-08T19:35:13Z

The goalkeeper gets his long desired move back to the Spanish capital

Chelsea have confirmed the sale of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid, with Mateo Kovacic joining the Blues on loan as part of the deal. 

The Belgium star will sign a six-year deal with the Champions League holders after Madrid agreed a reported €35m (£31m/$40m) transfer that will also see Kovacic spend a year on loan in London.

Read more here!

Cardiff considering Huddlestone bid

2018-08-08T18:08:18Z

Cardiff are considering an attempt to bring Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone back to the Premier League, according to the Sun.

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock covets Huddlestone's top-flight experience and has made him a top target before the deadline.

Middlesbrough are also monitoring the situation, but Derby hopes to hold onto Huddlestone for their promotion push.

Watford close in on Sturaro loan

2018-08-08T17:58:52Z

Watford are closing in on a deal to sign Setfano Sturaro on from Juventus with an option to buy, reports the Sun.

Leicester City and West Ham were among the teams interested in signing him, but those sides were put off by his price tag.

However, Watford, who has money to spare from the Richarlison sale, are close to a deal, having also beaten out Sporting for the midfielder. 

Watford interested in Ward-Prowse

2018-08-08T17:11:07Z

Watford are interested in signing Southampton's James Ward-Prowse on loan, according to Sky Sports.

However, Southampton have declared the player is not available and will reject any approach for him.

Arsenal considering late Vida approach

2018-08-08T16:51:15Z

Arsenal are deciding whether to make a late push to sign Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida for £27 million ($35m), reports the Evening Standard

The Gunners wanted a cash-plus-player swap, with Danny Welbeck possibly included, but the Turkish club wanted cash only for the Croatia international.

Vida wants an England move, but Arsenal are believed to require player sales to fund any further purchases. 

 

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Dendoncker flies to England for Wolves talks

2018-08-08T16:45:29Z

Anderlecht's Leander Dendoncker is on his way to England to hold talks with Wolves, reports HLN.

Dendoncker has wanted a Premier League move before, but saw interest from West Ham and Watford swatted back in previous windows.

 

Sounders sign Bournemouth defender Smith on loan

2018-08-08T16:39:57Z

The Seattle Sounders have signed Bournemouth defender Brad Smith on loan, the two clubs announced Wednesday.

The Australia international joins the Sounders until June 2019, though Bournemouth have an option to recall him in January.

Smith joins just ahead of the MLS secondary transfer deadline, which closes at the end of the day August 8.

Read more here!

Fekir could be on the move

2018-08-08T15:31:36Z

Grealish wants Tottenham move

2018-08-08T15:22:00Z

Jack Grealish has not given up hope he will be allowed to join Tottenham, despite Aston Villa rejecting a £25 million bid ($32m), reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder, who wants the chance to play in the Premier League for a top-four club, had been told he could leave Villa.

However, that was prior to the new owners arrival, and they have since knocked back bids from Spurs and other clubs for Grealish's services.

 

Three clubs in hunt for Slimani

2018-08-08T15:15:53Z

Three clubs are in talks to sign Leicester City forward Islam Slimani according to Sky Sports.

Slimani's previous club, Sporting Lisbon, along with Turkish sides Besiktas and Fenerbache are after the Algeria international.

Slimani had previously been Leicester City's most expensive signing, but has struggled to make an impact and spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle. 

Memphis Depay hopes to move to 'bigger club'

2018-08-08T15:12:42Z

Memphis Depay has added weight to the rumours linking him with a move away from Lyon by expressing his desire to join "a bigger club".

The 24-year-old, who signed for Lyon from Manchester United in January 2017 for an initial €16 million (£14m/$18.5m), is reportedly a target for AC Milan after a successful 2017-18 season at Groupama Stadium.

Memphis was disciplined by Lyon after failing to report for pre-season training on time, leading to increased speculation over his future.

Read more here!

Napoli readying Mignolet bid

2018-08-08T14:47:27Z

Simon Mignolet could be on his way to Napoli this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Having dropped to third-choice keeper at Liverpool following the signing of Alisson for a world-record fee, the Belgian appears out of the picture.

And the Serie A side could offer him a lifeline, having already assessed a move for Arsenal's David Ospina. 

Napoli have already signed Orestis Karnezis from Udinese this summer for a fee of €35 million (£32m/$41m)

Eriksen top of Real Madrid's shortlist

2018-08-08T14:29:02Z

Dane in the frame to replace Modric

Real Madrid have made Christian Eriksen their top transfer target should they lose Luka Modric to Inter, according to The Mirror.

They face a fight to retain the services of the 32-year-old Croatia international, who was the Golden Ball winner at the World Cup.

President Florentino Perez has said he will not be allowed to depart for less than his €750 million release clause, but is lining up a move for Eriksen.

Spurs' inability to find a replacement, however, could prove problematic.

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Palace and Southampton lead Ings chase

2018-08-08T14:18:08Z

Liverpool attacker Danny Ings is likely to be on the move this summer and Crystal Palace and Southampton lead the chase for the ex-Burnley man.

The Standard reports that £20 million will be sufficient to secure the services of the striker.

Ings has played only 14 games in three injury-hit seasons with the Reds, scoring four goals.

Maguire still wants Man Utd move

2018-08-08T13:47:47Z

England hero Harry Maguire still wants to move to Manchester United this summer, Sky Sports report.

The Old Trafford club have foundered in their quest to find a centre-back this summer but the Leicester man is open to an eleventh-hour move.

The Foxes may be in talks to sign two centre-backs - Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb and Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg - but they insist their star man is not up for sale.

Loftus-Cheek wants Chelsea stay

2018-08-08T13:30:33Z

After impressing in pre-season, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has said that his only focus right now is on Chelsea.

He faces a battle with the likes of Jorginho, Cesc Fabregas, N'Golo Kante and Ross Barkley to feature this season.

And to complicate matters more, Mauricio Sarri's side are closing in on Mateo Kovacic.

Get the full story here!

Milan eye Draxler move

2018-08-08T13:19:14Z

AC Milan are eyeing a potential move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Julian Draxler, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Rossoneri are keen to bolster all areas of their squad this summer, and see Draxler as an ideal addition.

The Germany international would move initially on loan before completing a permanent transfer in 2019 should PSG be open to selling.

Witsel 'rejected Man Utd for Dortmund'

2018-08-08T13:05:12Z

New Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel rejected the chance to join Manchester United, according to his agent.

The Belgium international is set to join the Bundesliga giants, but his representative insists his client was on a shortlist of players wanted by Jose Mourinho this summer, which was topped by N'Golo Kante.

Check out the full story right here!

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West Ham eye Maxi Gomez

2018-08-08T12:50:37Z

West Ham are hoping to lure Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo this summer, but the striker could cost €50 million (£45m/$58m), according to Marca.

The Uruguayan striker scored 18 goals in 36 league games last term, drawing interest from the Premier League side, but the price tag could scare them away.

Premier League players desperately needing a transfer

2018-08-08T12:46:21Z

Transfer deadline day is fast approaching and there are a number of big stars who need a move to have a chance of flourishing this season.

Goal takes a look at the top 10 Premier League stars who need to find a new club before the window closes.

Read the full list here

Kovacic has Chelsea medical as Milan approach Bakayoko

2018-08-08T12:41:10Z

Mateo Kovacic is undergoing a medical at Chelsea, who are in talks to send Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan to AC MilanGoal understands.

Kovacic is set to complete a season-long loan move to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid, which will see Bakayoko drop down the pecking order.

Read Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella's report

Watford close in on Barcelona striker

2018-08-08T12:31:42Z

Watford are nearing an agreement to sign Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer on loan, according to the Watford Observer.

The Spain international has found himself on the fringes since moving to Camp Nou in 2016.

Barca want to offload the 24-year-old permanently, but their €30 million (£27m/$35m) asking price has put clubs off.

Milinkovic-Savic "worth more than Pogba" - Lotito

2018-08-08T12:17:06Z

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has billed Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as a player "worth more than Paul Pogba".

Furthermore, he claimed the Serbia international is the best prospect in world football right now as he gave an update on his transfer status.

Get the full story here!

Modric in line for bumper new Madrid deal

2018-08-08T12:09:09Z

Real Madrid have offered Luka Modric a new contract in a bid to ward off interest from Inter, Marca reports. 

The 32-year-old, the Golden Ball winner at the World Cup, is set to be offered around €8 million (£7.2m/$9.3m) per year under the new terms.

Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid president, has been insistent the player will not depart for anything other than his €750m release value.

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Madrid target Pjanic and Thiago

2018-08-08T11:58:42Z

Blancos eye midfield duo

Real Madrid have lined up Juventus' Miralem Pjanic and Bayern Munich's Thiago as possible replacements for Mateo Kovacic.

The Croatia international is set to move to Chelsea on loan, and head coach Julen Lopetegui has promised a high-calibre replacement.

Thiago, who has a strong relationship with the coach from his Spain days, would cost €60m (£54m/$69.5m), while Pjanic is valued at €80m (£72m/$93m). 

Giroud offers contract update

2018-08-08T11:42:29Z

Olivier Giroud has confirmed he has an option on his Chelsea contract to stay until 2020. More details below.

Joao Mario has his eye on Spurs switch

2018-08-08T11:29:07Z

Inter midfielder Joao Mario wants to complete a move to Tottenham this summer, according to the Mirror.

After spending the second half of last term on loan at West Ham, he wishes to stay in the Premier League but a move to the Hammers fell through.

Spurs, meanwhile, have yet to add to their squad this summer and are growing impatient over a deal for Jack Grealish.

Barcelona turn their back on Pogba

2018-08-08T11:14:37Z

Barcelona have given up their pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Sport.

Frustrated by persistent rebuffs from the Red Devils, they will instead move for Frenkie De Jong.

The Netherlands international is expected to cost around €50 million (£45m/$58m).

Everton eye late Zouma switch

2018-08-08T10:59:42Z

Kurt Zouma has emerged as an option for Everton, Goal can reveal.

The France international is unlikely to earn much game time at Chelsea this season but after a successful loan at Stoke last term has proven himself a capable Premier League performer after serious injury.

The Toffees are seeking a centre-back, and having been frustrated in their attempts to sign Yerry Mina and Marcos Rojo could swoop.

All the details can be found here!

Ronaldo wants Marcelo at Juventus

2018-08-08T10:47:53Z

Portuguese eyes reunion with defender

Real Madrid face a fight to keep left-back Marcelo at the club, with Cristiano Ronaldo trying to lure him to Juventus, according to Tuttosport

Although the Brazil international is settled in Spain, he has grown curious about the possibility of moving to Italy.

Should Alex Sandro be sold to Paris Saint-Germain, the move would be especially attractive for Juve.

Chelsea pay Kepa's release fee

2018-08-08T10:17:57Z

Chelsea have paid the release clause of €80 million (£70m/$92m) for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

He is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in footballing history, ahead of Liverpool's Alisson, who moved from Roma for €72.5m.

Get the full story here!

Video: Barcelona in transfer bid for Paul Pogba...

2018-08-08T10:09:16Z

... but Man Utd refuse to sell!

Nzonzi returns to Sevilla training amid Arsenal & Roma links

2018-08-08T09:28:08Z

Steven Nzonzi has been linked with a summer switch to Arsenal or Roma, but he has returned to training with Sevilla today after helping France win the World Cup. 

He is said to prefer a move to the Gunners but with the Italian transfer window not closing until the end of the month can afford to bide his time.

Chelsea closing in on Kepa

2018-08-08T09:23:51Z

Chelsea are close to finalising the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga having activated the goalkeeper's €80 million (£71m/$92m) release clause, Goal can confirm.

The move is liable to pave the way for Thibault Courtois to move from Stamford Bridge to Real Madrid in the days ahead.

Get the full story here!

Wolves confirm Adama Traore signing

2018-08-08T09:01:27Z

Wolves have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Adama Traore from Middlesbrough.

The former Barcelona youngster netted five times for Boro last season in the Championship, having played with them during their relegation season in the Premier League during 2016-17.

He is expected to cost a club-record fee of £18 million ($23m)

Get all the details here!

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Giroud: I've told Fekir to join Chelsea

2018-08-08T08:32:10Z

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud has revealed that he has told France team-mate Nabil Fekir to join him at Stamford Bridge.

Giroud even said that he has got club-mate Eden Hazard to speak to the Lyon star about a switch to Mauricio Sarri's side.

Fekir had been expected to join Liverpool previously this summer for £60 million ($80m) but a move broke down at the last.

To read Giroud's full thoughts on the matter, click here!

Kovacic set for Chelsea move

2018-08-08T08:17:28Z

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has revealed his side will try to find an "extremely high level" replacement for Mateo Kovacic ahead of his impending switch to Chelsea.

Goal revealed on Tuesday that the Croatian is on the verge of completing a loan move to Stamford Bridge.

Los Blancos' coach, however, warned that nothing is done yet.

Get the full story here!

Milan to offer Bakayoko Chelsea escape

2018-08-08T07:59:44Z

Tiemoue Bakayoko could be offered the opportunity to exit Chelsea by AC Milan, Gazzetta dello Sport.

The France international has struggled since leaving Monaco for Stamford Bridge last summer and is surplus to requirements for Maurizio Sarri.

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Navas shows Lopetegui what he's made of

2018-08-08T07:49:33Z

And with Navas doing things like this, it's easy to see why Lopetegui would call him a "phenomenon".

Lopetegui refuses to speak of Courtois

2018-08-08T07:41:56Z

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has refused to speak about Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois.

Los Blancos have been linked with a move for the Belgium international, who has made clear he wishes to move to the Bernabeu. 

The coach, though, was tight lipped over a potential deal.

The full story is here!

Bayern rule out Rebic deal

2018-08-08T07:17:38Z

Bayern Munich have ruled out signing Croatia World Cup star Ante Rebic, potentially paving the way for Manchester United to push through a transfer.

FCB head coach Niko Kovac has told Sport Bild a move for the Frankfurt man makes "no sense" to his club.

This will be welcome news for the Red Devils as the transfer deadline nears.

Get the full story here!

UAE star becomes world's second most expensive loanee

2018-08-08T06:50:54Z

Omar Abdulrahman has become the world's second most expensive loanee, with his one-year switch from Al Ain to Al Hilal clocking in at £12.5 million ($16.25m).

Only Gonzalo Higuain, whose loan from Juventus to AC Milan will cost £21m, has broken that sum.

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Crystal Palace and Fulham in for Ayew

2018-08-08T06:36:58Z

Jordan Ayew is wanted by both Crystal Palace and Fulham, The Mirror states.

The Ghana international is currently AWOL from Swansea and is liable to cost around £12 million.

The 26-year-old scored 11 goals in all competitions last term.

Boateng deals Man Utd transfer blow

2018-08-08T06:19:44Z

Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng has turned down the chance to move to Manchester United, Sport Bild reports.

The Germany international defender phoned Jose Mourinho himself to tell him he did not wish to make the move.

United retain an interest in the likes of Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina and Toby Alderweireld. 

Leicester line up Maguire replacements

2018-08-08T05:15:17Z

Leicester City have given Manchester United hope of signing Harry Maguire by lining up two centre-backs as potential replacements, according to the Mirror

Croatian youth international Filip Benkovic had his medical Monday, while Freiburg’s Turkish prospect Caglar Soyuncu is also nearing a deal. 

The Foxes also have the funds to keep both players and Maguire should their star man not make a move. 

Spurs make £25m Grealish bid

2018-08-08T03:45:09Z

Tottenham looking to summer target before deadline slams shut

Tottenham have made a £25 million bid to Aston Villa for 22-year-old Jack Grealish, according to Sky.

Spurs are waiting to hear from Steve Bruce's as deadline day approaches. 

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Lyon boss braced for Fekir interest

2018-08-08T01:57:25Z

Coach Bruno Genesio says Nabil Fekir is a Lyon player "for now" but was unsure if the 25-year-old would be at the club all season. 

With interest having come in from the like of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Chelsea, the manager called it "too early to say" that his star man would stay with the French side. 

Read the full article here

Melano to return to Portland

2018-08-08T00:57:51Z

Lucas Melano is set for a return to the Portland Timbers, according to MLSsoccer.com

The 25-year-old has been out on loan in Argentina for the last year and a half. 

 

Watford make £10m Ward-Prowse bid

2018-08-07T23:38:22Z

Watford have made a £10 million ($13m) bid for Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, reports The Sun. 

The 23-year-old has been at Southampton since age eight, but Javi Gracia is hoping to temp the England international away.

Pogba tells Man Utd he wants Barca move

2018-08-07T22:30:28Z

The midfielder has reportedly grown weary of playing under Jose Mourinho

Paul Pogba has told Manchester United players and chief executive Ed Woodward he wants to be sold to Barcelona, reports the Daily Mail.

The report even states that the 25-year-old has already agreed a contract with Barca worth £89.5 million (€100m/$116m) over five years. 

United maintain that Pogba will not be sold, with the club unlikely to find a replacement before Thursday's transfer window closure. 

Everton want Zouma on loan from Chelsea

2018-08-07T22:26:03Z

Everton are looking to sign defender Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea, according to the Mirror

The Toffees have been chasing Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo and Barcelona's Yerry Mina, but have yet to complete a deal for either player. 

With the transfer deadline looming, Everton are confident they can land Zouma from Chelsea to reinforce their defence. 

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Milan in talks to sign Bakayoko on loan

2018-08-07T22:21:36Z

AC Milan have entered talks to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan, according to Sky Italia.

Bakayoko struggled in his first season at Stamford Bridge after moving from Monaco, and could be leaving after featuring in the pre-season for the Blues. 

The report states Milan are likely to have an option to purchase the 23-year-old. 

Burnley want £15m Bolasie

2018-08-07T22:16:37Z

Burnley are looking to sign Everton winger Yannick Bolasie in a £15 million ($19m) deal, reports The Sun.

Sean Dyche's side have emerged as the favourites to sign Bolasie, as no other side has come close to nearing Everton's £20m ($26m) valuation. 

Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace were also keen on the 29-year-old. 

Sagna in talks with Atlanta United

2018-08-07T22:10:24Z

Former Arsenal and Man City right-back Bacary Sagna is in talks with MLS side Atlanta United, claims Foot Mercato.

Sagna, 35, has been without a club since departing Benevento last season following the club's relegation from Serie A