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Everton consider move for Poulsen


Everton are considering a move for RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen, according to the Express

The Toffees are looking for reinforcements up top, with Moise Kean yet to show his best and Dominic Calvert-Lewin having only scored once this season.

Poulsen, 25, scored 19 times in all competitions last season and Everton could be keen to add him should their current striker options continue to falter. 

Milan consider Aurier move


AC Milan are considering a move for Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier, reports Sport Mediaset.

The Serie A side are looking for an alternative to  Andrea Conti, who has failed to impress as the club's starter this season.

That has led Milan to Aurier, as they consider a January move for the Ivory Coast international. 

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Barcelona scout Napoli star Ruiz


Barcelona were in attendance on Sunday to scout Napoli star Fabian Ruiz, according to Calciomercato

The Blaugrana saw the midfielder score a superb goal in the 52nd minute as Napoli defeated Lecce 4-1. 

Ruiz, 23, has been linked with a big-money move back to his native Spain with Barcelona or Real Madrid. 

Kombouare favoured to take over at St.-Etienne


Former Dijon manager Antoine Kombouare is the favourite to take over at struggling St.-Etienne, according to Le10Sport

St.-Etienne are just outside the relegation zone in Ligue 1, leaving current manager Ghislain Printant's job in peril.

Kombouare, who left Dijon in June, has also managed PSG, Lens and Guingamp among other teams. 

Mourinho: I deserved to be sacked at Man Utd


Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he deserved to be sacked in December. 

With United in sixth place Mourinho was let go and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who saw his side crash down to earth after an initial run of good results. 

Mourinho, though, said that he believed United are now in a worse position than when he was in charge after the Red Devils fell to West Ham on Sunday. 

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Barcelona open to future move for USWNT star Rapinoe


Barcelona board member Maria Teixidor has said her side is open to a future move for USWNT star Megan Rapinoe.

Rapinoe said earlier in the week that she was interested in finishing her career abroad, saying that Barca were "number one in my heart."  

Teixidor told Goal that she is also an admirer of Rapinoe's activist side. 

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Rangers offer Jack contract extension


Rangers will reward midfielder Ryan Jack with a new contract offer, Steven Gerrard has confirmed.

The 27-year-old signed a new deal with the Glasgow side in December, which ties him to Ibrox until 2021.

But the ex-Aberdeen star has impressed enough to earn an even better salary, and Gerrard says he fully deserves it.

"If anyone deserves a pay rise and an extension, it is him," he said.

"He has earned the right to have that shirt and Jacko’s mentality is: ‘No one will take this off me.’ "

Man Utd must spend 'a few hundred million' to compete again


Gary Neville believes Manchester United must invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the first-team if they are to compete for major titles again.

The Red Devils suffered a 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Sunday and Neville believes the display proved that the team is still lacking in sufficient quality to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool this season.

And the former England and United full-back believes it could take a few more years to get them whipped into shape.

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AC Milan board in "full support" of under-fire Giampaolo


AC Milan coach Marco Giampaolo has been given a vote of confidence by the board amid reports he is close to being sacked.

The Rossoneri lost 2-0 to rivals Inter on Saturday, leaving them with six points from four games in Serie A.

The team's underwhelming performances has put newly-appointed coach Giampaolo under pressure, but the club stated to Ansa that he still has the backing of the board.

Barcelona scout Napoli's Fabian against Lecce


Barcelona are still keeping tabs on Napoli star Fabian Ruiz and sent director of football Eric Abidal to scout him on Sunday.

The 23-year-old midfielder was on the scoresheet as Carlo Ancelotti's team won 4-1 at Lecce.

AS reports that Abidal was in the stands to keep track of the Spaniard, who is also wanted by Real Madrid.

Southend in talks with Larsson over managerial role


Southend United are in talks with Henrik Larsson over their vacant managerial role, reports Sky Sports News. 

The former Sweden international was in attendance on Saturday as the League One side recorded their first win of the season, defeating MK Dons 1-0. 

Larsson, 48, has managed three clubs in Sweden since calling time on his playing career.

Villa and Leeds to battle over McCallum


Aston Villa and Leeds are set to battle for Coventry City left-back Sam McCallum, according to Football Insider.

The 19-year-old has impressed for the League One side this season, having signed for the club in 2018 from from non-league Hearn Bay.

McCallum only broke into Coventry's first-team side at the end of last season but is already being tipped as a player who could excel at the highest level. 

City lead the chase for Aouar


 Manchester City are leading the race for Lyon star Houssem Aouar, according to L'Equipe.

The 21-year-old midfielder is considered one of the top young playmakers in Europe and has attracted the interest of several Premier League sides. 

Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are also chasing Aouar's signature. 

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Man Utd to start contract talks with Pogba


Manchester United are hoping to open talks with Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola over a new contract, reports ESPN FC. 

Pogba has two years remaining on his current contract, with a club option for a third season.

The midfielder nearly left the club in the summer, with Real Madrid and Juventus keen on the France international. 

Giroud next up on Conte's list?


Olivier Giroud could be the next player in the door at Inter Milan, reports eFotbal.

The Chelsea forward has found playing time hard to come by this season, with Tammy Abraham undoubtedly Frank Lampard's first-choice striker.

Moreover, with Giroud's contract expiring at the end of the season, it could signal his exit from the club, with Antonio Conte's side leading the race for his signature.

Mourinho on his way to Boca?


Boca Juniors sporting director Nicolas Burdisso wants to bring Jose Mourinho in as manager of the club, reports Calciomercato.

The former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss is currently without a club, and had previously been linked with moves to Inter, Roma and several Chinese clubs.


Fenerbahce still eyeing Rojo move


According to Sky Sports News, Fenerbahce are still interested in taking Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo on loan, and will look to complete a move for the Argentinian in January.

The 29-year-old has yet to feature in the league for Man Utd this season, but started in their Europa League opening victory over Astana.

Arsenal and Man Utd join race for Meunier


Arsenal and Manchester United have joined the race to sign PSG full-back Thomas Meunier, with Juventus leading the chase so far.

According to Calciomercato, the Belgian is keen to leave Paris in search for regular first-team football, and has set clubs across Italy and England on red alert with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Chelsea's Bakayoko considers Monaco stay


Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko has suggested he could stay at Ligue 1 side Monaco, where he is currently on loan.

The 25-year-old France international has struggled in the Premier League, and spent last season in Serie A with Milan.

Read everything he had to say here on Goal!

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Martinez could be set for lengthy lay-off


Atlanta United star Josef Martinez could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being stretchered off in the 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

The reigning MLS MVP was taken off with 79 minutes played, and manager Frank de Boer is concerned his star man could be out for some time as Atlanta go for the MLS title.

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Liverpool refuse to comment on Man City hacking reports


Liverpool have refused to comment on reports that they paid a settlement of £1 million ($1.6m) to Premier League rivals Manchester City after City complained their scouting system had been hacked.

Their stance comes after a report in The Times alleged a confidential payment had been made between the clubs back in 2013.

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Juve will offload Dybala in January


According to Sky Sports News, Juventus will offload Paulo Dybala in the January transfer window.

The 25-year-old almost made the switch to the Premier League in the summer after reported interest from both Man Utd and Spurs.

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has said that the Argentinian cannot play in the same attack as Cristiano Ronaldo, and so is surplus to requirements at the Italian side.

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Puel hasn't ruled out Monaco return


Claude Puel has distanced himself from the possibility of becoming Monaco manager out of respect for current boss Leonardo Jardim, but admits that he wants to return to the club in the future.

Monaco are 19th in Ligue 1 after another poor start to the campaign, but have kept faith in Jardim after he narrowly guided them to safety last season.

But former Leicester boss Puel has not ruled out a return to the club he played almost 500 games for, and told RMC Sport: "I almost came back twice, it was close, I did not join the club because I felt like I was going to make the loop, to have done all my career and to finish there.

"Somehow, I refused, but one day, yes, I would like to come back to Monaco."

Neuer wants Bayern stay


Manuel Neuer wants to extend his stay at Bayern Munich, with the goalkeeper seeking new contract talks immediately.

Ther Germany captain has been with the club for eight years, and is keen to remain there for the foreseeable future, with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confident in a new deal for their number one.

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Barca stars losing confidence in Valverde


According to ESPN, a number of Barcelona players have lost faith in manager Ernesto Valverde after their poor start to the season.

Their 2-0 loss to Granada ensured they suffered their worst start to a Spanish top-flight campaign in 25 years.

They have now lost two of their opening five matches and have just seven points on the board.

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Lazio maintain interest in Lille midfielder


Lazio will continue to monitor Turkish midfielder Yusuf Yazici, despite the 22-year-old joining Lille from Trabzonspor last month.

The Serie A club are keen on improving their ageing midfield, and Calciomercato are reporting that they remain interested in the Turkey international.

Chelsea youngsters set to receive new contratcs


Chelsea pair Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori will be handed new contracts as a reward for their promising start to the season, according to the Sun.

The striker scored a hat-trick in the 5-2 victory over Wolves, with Tomori also on the scoresheet.

Man Utd chasing Benfica keeper


Man Utd are interested in the signature of Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos, reports Calciomercato.

AC Milan are reportedly also keen on signing the 25-year-old, but could leave Man Utd as the frontrunners for his signature should they tie current number one Gianluigi Donnarumma to a new deal.

Despite representing Germany at youth level, Vlachodimos has opted to play for Greece at international level, and made his debut in their Nations League campaign last year.

Juventus and Roma join Real Madrid in chase for Boca star


Juventus and Roma are eyeing up the signature of Boca Juniors midfielder Agustin Almendra, with Real Madrid also in contention to land one of South America's most talented youngsters.

Calciomercato are reporting that the 19-year-old is also wanted by several other top European clubs, with Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia all reportedly interested in the Argentinian.

Man Utd lining up Tuchel if results don't improve


Man Utd are lining up Thomas Tuchel as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if results don't improve, reports the Daily Mail.

Despite giving Solskjaer a new contract earlier this year, the club have reportedly informed the PSG manager of their interest.

The Red Devils sit six in the table after two wins, two draws and a loss from their five games, and face an away trip to West Ham later today.

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Spurs eyeing Fiorentina youngster


According to the Express, Spurs have sent scouts to Italy to keep track of Fiorentina youngster Riccardo Sottil.

The 20-year-old had a loan spell at Serie B side Pescara earlier this year, but is now back in Serie A after making a lasting impression at his temporary club.

The winger has made a handful of appearances for Fiorentina this season, as well as making his Italy U21 debut earlier this month.

Lampard hit with transfer blow


Frank Lampard is set for a transfer blow, with Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj reportedly being offered a new contract at the Italian club.

The 25-year-old has been a target for Chelsea for several months now, with Lampard hopeful of landing the full-back when their transfer ban comes to an end.

But according to the Express, it looks like the Albanian will stay in Naples after an impressive start to the Serie A campaign.

Wolves youngster catching eye of several clubs


Leicester and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Wolves defender Cameron John, who has been impressing on loan at Doncaster Rovers this season.

According to the Daily Mail, Middlesbrough are also chasing the 20-year-old, who has scored two goals in eight League One appearances so far.

Mustafi 'open to all possibilities'


According to Calciomercato, Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has suggested a move away from Arsenal is close, having been linked with a switch to Roma in the summer transfer window.

Speaking after the club's 3-0 Europa League victory at Frankfurt, the German said: "​I have a two-year contract. I don't want to start a war with the leaders, I am willing to listen to any kind of proposal.

"I am open to all possibilities."

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Man Utd tracking Spurs duo


Man Utd are lining up moves for both Eric Dier and Lucas Moura, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on alert with the pair finding it difficult to break into Mauricio Pochettino's starting lineup this season.

The Daily Star are reporting that the Brazilian winger is unsettled at the north London club, while Dier is also frustrated at a lack of opportunities in the current campaign.

Lampard: I have always wanted Tomori


Frank Lampard insists that Fikayo Tomori's place in the Chelsea squad is based on merit, not the club's sale of David Luiz this summer.

Tomori is in line to start against Liverpool on Sunday, and Lampard, who had the defender on loan at Derby County last season, says the sale of Luiz has nothing to do with his fellow centre-back's rise.

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Melbourne City keen on Victory hero Berisha


Melbourne City want to sign championship winner Besart Berisha as a back-up to first-choice striker Jamie Maclaren.

The 34-year-old striker, who won multiple championships with Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar is currently a free agent and looking for a new club since leaving J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

According to SMH, City are chasing the Kosovan-born centre forward, who holds Australian citizenship, but negotiations haven't started on a potential deal.

A move for Victory hero Berisha to City will make his return to Melbourne hostile and add a selling point to the three derbies that will played during the regular season.

Emery: Pepe still adapting at Arsenal


Unai Emery sais Nicolas Pepe is still adapting to life at Arsenal.

The winger joined the club this summer after dominating Ligue 1 with Lille last season, and Emery says he's hoping the Ivory Coast international can reach those heights again in a Gunners shirt.

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American midfielder Kayo set to join Wolfsburg


Midfielder Bryan Kayo has signed with Orange County SC with an eye on signing for Wolfsburg next summer, according to the Washington Post.

The 17-year-old midfielder is ineligible to move overseas until his 18th birthday, and he will play in the USL until that point.

Kayo opted to sign with Orange County rather than join D.C. United on a Homegrown deal, which likely would have made a move to Europe more difficult.

'I want a coach like this' - Lukaku hails rapport with Conte


Romelu Lukaku hailed his relationship with head coach Antonio Conte after scoring in Inter's 2-0 derby victory over city rivals AC Milan.

The former Manchester United striker discussed the extra motivation he has been given by Conte, who has guided Inter to four consecutive victories in Serie A.

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No way Pogba is leaving, says Solskjaer


Paul Pogba will not be leaving Manchester United even if Real Madrid rekindle their interest when the transfer window reopens, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pogba was reportedly a top target for Madrid and their French coach Zinedine Zidane prior to the new campaign, but they failed to land the World Cup winner.

Madrid have since made a stumbling start to the new campaign, while president Florentino Perez has hinted they could return for Pogba in January.

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Man Utd's Haaland bid could be thwarted by Raiola


Manchester United fear that their efforts to sign Norway wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland may prove fruitless due to agent Mino Raiola, claims the Sun

Haaland, 19, smashed a hat-trick for RB Salzburg to lead the Austrians to a 6-2 thrashing of Genk in the Champions League midweek. 

That promise has caught the eye of United; but the club's fractious relationship with Raiola over Paul Pogba could pose problems as the agent is advising Haaland on his future.

Arsenal eyeing return for PSV's Malen


Arsenal are keen to resign PSV wonderkid Donyell Malen, claims the Mirror

Malen was released by the Gunners for a fee of just £500,000 two years ago after failing to make an impact in north London. 

But with a reported 45 clubs tracking the 20-year-old's progress, they may have to pay up to £50 million ($62m) in order to take him back to the Emirates.

Man Utd told Havertz's asking price


Man City & Liverpool among host of other suitors

Manchester United will have to pay out close to a nine-figure transfer fee to seal the signature of Kai Havertz, reports the Express

The Red Devils have been told by Leverkusen that their 20-year-old sensation's asking price is £90 million ($112m).

Havertz has also attracted attention from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City thanks to his impressive performances in the Bundesliga.