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Gaya hopes Liverpool & Man Utd target Torres stays at Valencia

2020-04-30T21:30:40Z

Valencia's Jose Gaya says he hopes Ferran Torres ignores transfer interest and stays with the Spanish club.

Manchester United and Liverpool are among a throng of top clubs vying for the 20-year-old's signature.

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Newcastle takeover delayed by BeIN Sports piracy claims

2020-04-30T21:00:45Z

The proposed takeover of Newcastle has been delayed by claims made by BeIN Sports around Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the piracy of Premier League matches, report the Telegraph.

However, while the issue has presented an obstacle to the deal going through, it isn't expected to prevent the takeover being completed.

Arsenal trio facing 'uncertain' future

2020-04-30T20:30:12Z

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Bukayo Saka are all facing 'uncertain' futures at Arsenal, according to ESPN.

The club's finances are in question as the Gunners look to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Aubameyang and Saka are out of contract in 2021, with Lacazette's deal running out the year after.

Latibeaudiere tells PL youngsters to go abroad

2020-04-30T20:00:55Z

Manchester City starlet Joel Latibeaudiere says Premier League youngsters should go abroad for a better chance of first-team football.

The 20-year-old is returning from his first foray away from the Etihad, a season-long loan in the Eredivisie with Twente.

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Partey agents apologise for 'next club' Instagram post

2020-04-30T19:30:41Z

The agency representing Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey has apologised for an Instagram post which suggested potential next clubs for the midfielder.

The post, using a graphic from Transfermarkt, read "pick his next club" with the options given as Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United and PSG.

The company said an internal investigation was being carried out, with a statement reading: "Concerning the publication that was made today, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, on our Instagram account, regarding the future of our player Thomas Partey, from J.J. Sport Managers we want to convey that this publication was not approved by the management of the company."

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Arda Turan closes on Galatasaray return

2020-04-30T19:00:40Z

Arda Turan is on the verge of completing a move back to boyhood club Galatasaray, reports Sport

The Turkey international's Barcelona contract expires in June, while he rescinded his loan deal with Basaksehir at the start of 2020.

Man Utd will have 'mouthwatering' attack if they sign Sancho and keep Pogba - Ferdinand

2020-04-30T18:30:40Z

Manchester United will have a "mouthwatering" attack if they sign Jadon Sancho and keep hold of Paul Pogba this summer, according to Rio Ferdinand.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been tipped to add a highly-rated Borussia Dortmund talisman to his ranks when the transfer market reopens.

Sancho has emerged as one of the finest young talents of his generation since swapping Manchester City for Westfalenstadion in 2017, and United have been strongly linked with a move for the 20-year-old over the last few months.

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Mignolet has no regrets over Liverpool exit

2020-04-30T17:45:45Z

Simon Mignolet claims to have no regrets at having left Liverpool for Club Brugge in 2019, only to then see Alisson endure injury issues at Anfield and Jurgen Klopp’s side surge to the top of the Premier League table.

Having slipped down the pecking order on Merseyside, a Belgium international goalkeeper opted to head home after nine years in English football.

Minutes could have been found had the 32-year-old opted to stay put, with Adrian taking in 18 outings during the 2019-20 campaign, but Mignolet stands by his decision to move on.

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Mihajlovic demands payment from Sporting

2020-04-30T17:00:20Z

Former Sporting Lisbon manager Sinisa Mihajlovic says the club hasn't paid him the full €3 million compensation for unfair dismissal after he was removed in June 2018.

A statement from Mihajlovic said: “Sporting Lisbon as of today have not paid me the money that is owed. Since the start of the year, since the club first recognised this debt, they have done nothing but try to delay payment.

“This behaviour is unacceptable and if forced I will go back to UEFA to receive the full sum. I’ll go all the way, even if it means excluding Sporting from UEFA competitions.”

Atletico want Valladolid's Salisu

2020-04-30T16:30:30Z

Atletico Madrid want to sign Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid, report Marca.

It is claimed the 21-year-old's release clause stands at only €12 million (£10m/$13m).

Atletico could reduce the fee even further by sending Salisu back to Valladolid for a year on loan.

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Man Utd ward off Arsenal interest for Forson

2020-04-30T16:00:07Z

Highly-rated Manchester United midfielder Omari Forson is set to ignore interest from Arsenal to sign a new deal at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail.

The 15-year-old is rated among the country's brightest talents in his age group.

United brought Forson in from Tottenham last year, and he has played for the club's under-16 and under-18 teams.

'Only Mbappe is worth more than Sancho'

2020-04-30T15:30:44Z

Only Kylian Mbappe is currently worth more than Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, according to former Liverpool man Dietmar Hamann.

And, according to the German, Manchester City need to be asking themselves how they allowed him to leave the club.

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‘Van de Beek perfectly suited to Juventus’

2020-04-30T15:00:00Z

Donny van de Beek would be “perfectly suited to the Juventus midfield and Italian football in general”, says Bryan Roy, with the Ajax star being heavily linked with leading sides across Europe.

Roy told TuttoJuve: “Donny would be perfectly suited to the Juventus midfield and Italian football in general. He is another of those lads from the golden generation that I know so well, as both he and Matthijs de Ligt were in my squad."

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Henderson bids will be knocked back by Man Utd

2020-04-30T14:45:00Z

Any offers for Dean Henderson in the next transfer window will be knocked back by Manchester United, reports ESPN.

The Red Devils see the England hopeful as their long-term No.1 and will instead look to find another loan move for the 23-year-old - after two stints at Sheffield United - if he looks for a way out of Old Trafford once more.

'Willian could do well at Barcelona'

2020-04-30T14:30:00Z

Willian “could do well” at Barcelona if he opts to head for Camp Nou as a free agent says Rivaldo, but a reunion with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Tottenham is another “good option”.

Rivaldo told Betfair: "Willian has been linked in the past with Barcelona and I think he could do well there, because of his personality and ability to make the difference at important moments."

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Man Utd prioritise Grealish over Maddison

2020-04-30T14:15:00Z

Manchester United will favour a move for Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish over one for Leicester midfielder James Maddison, claims the Manchester Evening News.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with two Premier League rivals, but feel the Villans captain can be signed easier and cheaper than an alternative with the Foxes.

Liverpool warned off Werner

2020-04-30T14:00:00Z

Liverpool have been warned off a move for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner, with Dietmar Hamann suggesting that “young Michael Ballack” Kai Havertz would be a better option than a striker with no obvious role at Anfield.

The former Reds star told Sky Sports: “I’m sure there are players out there who might help Liverpool next season more than Timo Werner.”

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Inter want Moses' asking price to be dropped

2020-04-30T13:40:00Z

Inter are keen on taking Victor Moses on a permanent basis, but Calciomercato claims they are looking for Chelsea to drop their asking price.

The Blues are said to be demanding €12 million (£10m/$13m) for the Nigerian, who is currently on loan at San Siro.

Should Man Utd spend £100m on Sancho?

2020-04-30T13:20:00Z

Paul Parker is not convinced that Manchester United should be looking at investing £100 million ($125m) in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

The former Red Devils defender has told Eurosport: "There are clubs like United who are willing to spend big money, but this sort of fee could leave them with egg on their face. £100m is a lot of money for a player that an English club have let go already."

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Arsenal will have to fork out £25m for Edouard

2020-04-30T12:59:59Z

Arsenal will have to meet Celtic's £25 million ($31m) valuation to sign Odsonne Edouard this summer - according to the Express.

The Gunners are eager to bring in the 22-year-old forward as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking ranks at Emirates Stadium.

Edouard has hit 27 goals in 45 outings across all competitions for Celtic in 2019-20.

Roma boss eager to bring in Pedro from Chelsea

2020-04-30T12:29:16Z

Roma have identified Chelsea winger Pedro as a transfer target - according to Corriere Dello Sport.

Giallorossi boss Paulo Fonseca is eager to add the 32-year-old to his ranks later in the year, having long been an admirer of the ex-Spain international.

Pedro is due to become a free agent at the end of June, and has yet to reach an agreement on a new contract with Chelsea.

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Dortmund set sights on Barca starlet Fati

2020-04-30T12:15:21Z

Barcelona winger Ansu Fati is the subject of interest from Borussia Dortmund - according to SPORT.

The Bundesliga giants have already been in contact with the La Liga champions, who may be prepared to sanction the 17-year-old's departure on loan.

Fati has scored five goals in 24 appearances for Barca this term, and is under contract at Camp Nou until 2022.

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Man Utd should spend big on Maddison, says Parker

2020-04-30T11:59:41Z

James Maddison should be favoured over Jack Grealish if Manchester United are looking to spend “big, big money” in the next window, says Paul Parker, with the Leicester playmaker considered to be more of a guarantee for success than a “big fish in a small pond” at Aston Villa.

The Red Devils are said to still be in the market for added creativity, despite landing Bruno Fernandes in January and waiting on a return to form and fitness from Paul Pogba.

Raids on Premier League rivals are being mooted, with Grealish and Maddison expected to figure prominently on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish list.

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Donnarumma in line for new Milan contract

2020-04-30T11:29:20Z

Milan are prepared to offer first-choice goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma a contract extension at San Siro - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Italian shot-stopper is due to become a free agent in 2021, with the Rossoneri set to cash in on a prized asset if they receive a suitable offer this summer.

Milan are ready to extend Donnarumma's stay by an extra year if he is still on their books next season, but he would have to accept a €1 million pay cut.

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Arsenal & Milan target Fekir

2020-04-30T10:59:41Z

Arsenal and Milan are both interested in signing Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir - according to Marca

Both clubs are ready to submit offers for the Frenchman when the transfer market reopens, but he wants to remain at Benito Villamarin Stadium for at least one more year.

Fekir has contributed seven goals and six assists to Betis' cause in 22 outings this season.

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Liverpool don’t need much, just a better Origi - Carragher

2020-04-30T10:29:42Z

Liverpool are unlikely to spend big in the next transfer window, admits Jamie Carragher, with “a better Divock Origi” likely to be the only entry on Jurgen Klopp’s wish list.

The Reds have found considerable value in their recent forays into a difficult market.

Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane have all become star turns at Anfield, while the hope is that January arrival Takumi Minamino will soon justify the faith shown in him.

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Real waiting on Camavinga call

2020-04-30T10:00:00Z

Real Madrid fear they could miss out on landing Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga in the next window, claims AS.

The Blancos had been looking to put a deal in place for the exciting youngster, but the decision to end the 2019-20 campaign in France could see Rennes handed a Champions League spot and those at the Santiago Bernabu forced to turn their attention elsewhere.

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When will Ziyech make Chelsea move?

2020-04-30T09:30:00Z

Arsenal will not spend big in next window

2020-04-30T09:00:00Z

Arsenal will not be throwing big money at the next transfer window, reports the Evening Standard.

The club's head of football, Raul Sanllehi, has warned that the coronavirus pandemic will force the club to tighten their purse strings.

Barcelona demand €100m for Coutinho

2020-04-30T08:30:00Z

Barcelona will not sell Philippe Coutinho for any less than €100 million (£87m/$109m), according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, but the Blues will need to dig deep in order to take the former Liverpool star back to the Premier League.

Leicester eyeing Saint-Etienne's Fofana

2020-04-30T07:59:25Z

Saint-Etienne centre-back Wesley Fofana is the subject of interest from Leicester - according to Le 10 Sport.

Milan and RB Leipzig have also been linked with the 19-year-old, who still has four years left to run on his current contract at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Fofana had made 14 Ligue 1 appearances for Saint Ettiene before the 2019-20 season was cancelled in France due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Man City in talks with Barca over Cancelo/Semedo swap deal

2020-04-30T07:29:30Z

Manchester City are in advanced negotiations with Barcelona to sign Nelson Semedo in exchange for Joao Cancelo - according to SPORT.

City are prepared to pay the Blaugrana a fee plus Cancelo, with a final agreement likely to be reached in the coming weeks.

Semedo's talks with Barca over a new contract have fallen through, and the club are ready to cash in on the defender when the transfer market reopens.

Bayern join race to sign Partey

2020-04-30T06:59:53Z

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey - according to Eldesmarque.

Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are also chasing the 26-year-old, who has a €50 million (£44m/$54m) release clause in his current contract.

Bayern are looking to bring in a replacement for Javi Martinez, and Partey is at the top of their list of targets.

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Inter in contact with Mertens

2020-04-30T06:29:39Z

Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has been in regular contact with Napoli forward Dries Mertens ahead of a possible summer transfer - according to Calcio Mercato.

Chelsea have also been linked with the Belgian, but the Nerazzurri are now well placed to win the race for his signature.

Mertens will become available on a free transfer when his current contract at Napoli expires at the end of June.

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Messi backed to renew Barca contract

2020-04-30T04:00:59Z

Lionel Messi will "have no trouble" signing a contract extension at Barcelona, according to the club's former president Joan Laporta.

Messi's future at Camp Nou has been a talking point amid turmoil at Barcelona, where the star is contracted until 2021.

The Argentina international can leave the La Liga giants for free at the end of any season, sparking even further speculation over his future.

But former Barca president Laporta, who is expected to run again next year, said it would be easy for Messi to re-sign.

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Hart open to Leeds move

2020-04-30T03:00:32Z

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart is keen on a summer switch to Leeds United, reports Football Insider

Hart will be a free agent at season's end and Leeds may need a new shot stopper should Kiko Casilla move on. 

Now 33, Hart is open to taking a pay cut in order to seal the move. 

Ferran Torres backed for Liverpool move

2020-04-30T02:00:37Z

Valencia winger Ferran Torres would fit in well at Liverpool, according to the Spanish club's former sporting director Fernando Gomez. 

At just 20, Torres is already turning heads across Europe and Gomez believes working under Jurgen Klopp could suit him best. 

"He can perform well in any team and in any league. In England too, of course, at Liverpool or any other team," Gomez told Tribalfootball.com.

"Klopp's system fits him and he is mentally very strong to cope with pressure and demands."

Pochettino hopeful of successful Spurs return

2020-04-30T01:00:15Z

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is dreaming of retracing his steps back to Tottenham one day, revealing that he hopes to return and win a trophy that eluded him during his time in charge.

Pochettino transformed Spurs into one of the top sides in England during his five years with the team, leading them to the brink of silverware but never getting over the final hurdle.

Tottenham once finished second and twice finished third in the Premier League under Pochettino's stewardship, and also reached the 2018-19 Champions League final in which the Lilywhites fell to current title holders Liverpool.

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Emery hints at Spain return

2020-04-30T00:00:35Z

Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery appears set on a return to coaching in Spain. 

The former Valencia and Sevilla boss is keen to return to management soon after being fired by the Gunners in November 2019. 

"I am open to coaching. In Spain, in England, in Italy, in France, elsewhere ... but if you ask me where I think I will be, I think I will be closer to the Spanish league," Emery told Eurosport's Confinados.

"After four years if I have a good chance to return to Spain and I feel like it, I want to face it."

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Fernandinho open to Man City extension

2020-04-29T22:55:41Z

Despite only re-signing in January until the end of next season, Fernandinho is open to discussing a further contract extension with Manchester City. 

"First of all, I just want to get back to work and play again. I extended my contract a couple of months ago and I am so happy, but after that, we'll see," the Brazilian told Sky Sports

"If we have another conversation about another contract in the future, I would be happy. But if not, I would be happy as well because I know what I have done for this club and what this club has done for me, how they have helped me. This time has been a pleasure for me.

"Manchester City will always be in my heart. That's for sure."

Sancho offered No. 7 shirt at Man Utd

2020-04-29T22:40:56Z

Manchester United have attempted to sweeten their bid for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho by offering him their No. 7 shirt, reports the Mirror

The Red Devils have set the iconic number aside for the 20-year-old, with previous wearers including Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and George Best.

Dortmund remain desperate to keep their attacker however, with Chelsea also circling for his services. 

Pape Gueye’s Watford move not a done deal

2020-04-29T22:25:28Z

The agent of new Watford signing Pape Gueye has insisted his transfer to the Premier League club from Le Havre hasn't been finalised. 

Speaking to The Athletic, Pierre-Henri Bovis declared they are still working through contractual issues, despite Watford announcing the deal on Wednesday

"Nothing is fixed. Now we are trying to resolve possible issues," Bovis said. "The circumstances are very strange. The communication of Watford doesn't change anything for us." 

Werner eyes Liverpool move as he rules out Bayern switch

2020-04-29T22:10:47Z

The German attacker has a clear preference

RB Leipzig star Timo Werner won't join Bayern Munich or any other German club next season, according to Bild.

The 24-year-old striker has instead set his sights on a move to Liverpool, where he's keen to link up with manager Jurgen Klopp. 

The Reds have previously been linked with interest in Werner but it's unclear whether they'll be able to make a move this summer in the wake of the coronavirus. 

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Man Utd aim to be 'highly competitive' in transfer window

2020-04-29T22:00:00Z

Ed Woodward has reiterated Manchester United’s commitment to backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rebuild as they aim to be “highly competitive” in the transfer market.

Solskjaer’s position at the club has come under scrutiny since he was given the job on a permanent basis 13 months ago. 

Mixed results led for calls from some for the Norwegian to be sacked. However, the message from the board has always been that the treble winner would be given the time and resources needed to complete the rebuild he has started.

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