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Three Serie B teams interested in Rossi

2019-10-04T22:00:41Z

Three Serie B teams are interested in free agent Giuseppe Rossi, according to Tuttosport.

The 32-year-old has been without a club since leaving Genoa at the end of the 2017-18 season. 

But Empoli, Frosinone and Cremonse are all interested in giving Rossi a shot at a comeback.

Fekir's former agent explains failed Liverpool move

2019-10-04T21:20:05Z

Nabil Fekir's former agent has said that the player's entourage was partly to blame for his failed Liverpool move in the summer of 2018.

Fekir, then with Lyon, was on the verge of a £53 million (€60m/$66m) transfer, but Liverpool backed out at the last minute. 

Read why Fekir's former agent thinks the deal fell through right here

Bertolacci to sign with Sampdoria

2019-10-04T20:42:36Z

Former Milan midfielder Andrea Bertolacci is set to sign a one-year deal with Sampdoria, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 28-year-old was on Milan's books for four seasons, spending the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Genoa

Hakimi wants to make an impact at Real Madrid

2019-10-04T19:54:59Z

Achraf Hakimi has said that he hopes to eventually be a success at parent club Real Madrid.

The full-back is in the second season of a two-year loan to Borussia Dortmund, where he has established himself as a key figure.

Though Dortmund are hoping to sign the Morocco international permanently, he is hoping that one day he can become an important player at the Santiago Bernabeu. 

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Jesus swats away Bayern rumours

2019-10-04T19:20:51Z

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has swatted away reports linking him to Bayern Munich.

Earlier this week, Bild reported that earlier this year City offered Jesus to Bayern instead of Leroy Sane. 

But Jesus denied that report with a simple one-word comment on Instagram.

Read the full story on Goal right here

Real want Oblak from Madrid rivals

2019-10-04T18:46:22Z

Real Madrid could upset city rivals Atlético by paying the release clause for goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to El Desmarque.

The Slovenian is considered one of the best around in his position, and would be available for €120 million (£107m/$131m).

Barcelona could use Griezmann to sign Neymar

2019-10-04T18:14:27Z

Barcelona could use new signing Antione Griezmann as part of a fresh bid to sign Neymar, if the Frenchman's relationship with Lionel Messi doesn't improve, according to Le 10 Sport.

There have been numerous reports this season that Messi and Griezmann don't see eye to eye, and Barcelona would be willing to solve the issue by offering the World Cup winner plus a fee in exchange for the PSG man.

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Liverpool urged to sign Chilwell

2019-10-04T17:27:12Z

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted his side were interested in Leicester's Ben Chilwell after his friend David Wagner recommended the left-back.

Chilwell spent a few months on loan at Huddersfield during Wagner's first season with the Yorkshire club, and impressed enough for the German to recommend him to his compatriot.

"Dave Wagner was pretty much in my ear every day," said Klopp in a pre-match press conference ahead of his side's game against Leicester this weekend.

"But Leicester didn’t want to let him go, so he’s still there, which is good for him. He’s a grown-up player, he’s not a kid anymore, and football-wise, he’s exceptional."

 

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Campbell interviewed for Southend job

2019-10-04T17:00:07Z

Sol Campbell has been interviewed for League One side Southend United's managerial position, according to Sky Sports. 

The former Arsenal and Tottenham defender left his position in charge of League Two club Macclesfield earlier this season.

Former Manchester United and Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has also been interviewed for the Southend job.

Zappacosta injury could see him return to Chelsea

2019-10-04T16:30:53Z

Chelsea full-back Davide Zappacosta's serious knee injury means his loan at Roma could be cut short, reports Sky

The 27-year-old joined Roma this summer on a six-month loan with an option for the Serie A side to extend the deal through the full season.

But with Zappacosta having suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament, he is now likely to return to Chelsea in January. 

Tagliafico reveals why he didn't join Atletico

2019-10-04T16:00:58Z

Ajax left-back Nico Tagliafico has said he is comfortable at the club and didn't feel the need to force a move to Atletico Madrid this summer. 

"We decided to stay one further year and at the time it was the most convenient thing," the 27-year-old told Cadena COPE. 

"I didn't force the situation and with the club I decided to stay another year and we shall see next year."

Saint-Etienne appoint Puel manager

2019-10-04T15:30:51Z

Saint-Etienne have sacked Ghislain Printant and appointed Claude Puel as the club's manager.

Puel, who signed a contract with the Ligue 1 side though 2021-22, has been out of a job since leaving Leicester City last season.

The 58-year-old has also managed Moncao, Lyon, Lille, Nice and Southampton

Chelsea in talks with Abraham & Tomori

2019-10-04T15:00:00Z

Blues in talks with key men

Chelsea are in talks with Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori regarding fresh terms, reports the Evening Standard.

The Blues are eager to tie both of the Stamford Bridge academy graduates to new long-term contracts, ensuring that they are the ones to benefit from any future development.

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Juventus looking to move three out in January

2019-10-04T14:30:00Z

Juventus are looking to move three players out in January, claims Calciomercato, with Mario Mandzukic already being heavily linked with Manchester United.

The Bianconeri are also keen to get Marko Pjaca and Mattia Perin off their books, with potential buyers now being sought.

Haaland brands Man Utd transfer talk ‘f*cking boring’

2019-10-04T14:00:00Z

Salzburg sensation Erling Haaland continues to spark talk of interest from Premier League giants such as Manchester United, but the teenage striker has branded the speculation “f*cking boring”.

He has told VG: “It's f*cking boring. I'm bored now. How bored on a scale of 1 to 10? 9.9.”

Check out the full story here.

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‘Ferguson will talk Man Utd into McGinn move’

2019-10-04T13:30:00Z

Sir Alex Ferguson will try and talk Manchester United into making a move for John McGinn, says Bobby Jenks, the former Aston Villa scout who helped to bring the Scot to England.

He has told The Athletic: “What I do know is that Sir Alex Ferguson is wondering why Manchester United let a talented Scottish boy slip through. He’ll be keeping a close eye on him that’s for sure and if he continues the way he is, you can bet he’ll be telling his pals at United, too.”

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New Brighton deal for Alzate

2019-10-04T13:04:15Z

Wilson to Man Utd rumours branded 'pointless'

2019-10-04T12:52:33Z

Callum Wilson is generating talk of interest from Manchester United again, but Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe considers speculation outside of transfer windows to be “pointless”.

The full story is here...

Costa admits to tax offence

2019-10-04T12:19:59Z

Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa has pleaded guilty to a tax offence, according to El Mundo.

He has accepted a six-month prison sentence, which will be substituted for a fine.

He has already paid back over €1.1m (£980,000/$1.2m) to the Spanish government but must pay around another €600,000.

Gallardo to replace Valverde at Barcelona?

2019-10-04T11:49:36Z

River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo is being lined up to replace Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona,

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The Argentine is apparently first in line should the Catalans' terrible start to the season continue. 

Under contract until 2021 and apparently content in Argentina, he would not come cheap.

Dortmund watch Mexico prospect Macias

2019-10-04T11:26:12Z

Jose Juan Macias is attracting the attention of European scouts, according to Record.

Both Dortmund and Real Betis were on hand to watch as he played for a Mexican team against Trinidad & Tobago, scoring in a 2-0 win.

The striker is currently with Leon, on loan from Guadalajara.

'Man Utd want Wilson? Why get rid of Lukaku?'

2019-10-04T11:05:59Z

Michael Owen has been left puzzled by Manchester United’s links to Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, with the former Red Devils frontman asking: What’s the point in getting rid of Romelu Lukaku?

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Man City starlet Arzani sounded Celtic loan warning ahead of January transfer window

2019-10-04T10:36:48Z

Daniel Arzani is held in high regard by Manchester City and was taken to Celtic on a two-year loan, but Australia boss Graham Arnold says big decisions need to be made before the January transfer window.

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'Lille laughing to the bank with £72m Pepe'

2019-10-04T10:00:00Z

Lille are “laughing all the way to the bank” when it comes to Nicolas Pepe, says Martin Keown, with Arsenal considered to have overpaid for an underperforming £72 million ($89m) forward.

The former Gunners defender told BT Sport: "Pepe, is he going to get into the team? It's a massive amount of money they have paid for him and Lille will be laughing all the way to the bank with that one."

Check out the full story here.

'Man Utd want Wilson? Why sell Lukaku?'

2019-10-04T09:30:00Z

Michael Owen has been left puzzled by Manchester United’s links to Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, with the former Red Devils frontman asking: What’s the point in getting rid of Romelu Lukaku?

Owen told BT Sport: "“If they don’t buy young players, English players, whatever that might be, that’s actually along the lines of what we’re talking, then it really is a worry."

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Is there a way back for Ozil?

2019-10-04T09:00:00Z

Real Madrid looking to move Mariano on

2019-10-04T08:45:00Z

Mariano Diaz is among those Real Madrid are looking to offload, claims Marca.

The striker has struggled for regular game time since returning to the Santiago Bernabeu and the Blancos want to move him on in an effort to free up space for further arrivals.

Not returning to Real Madrid wouldn't be a failure - Hakimi

2019-10-04T08:29:48Z

Borussia Dortmund star Achraf Hakimi, currently seeing out the second year of a two-season loan from Real Madrid, admitted that he would not see it as a failure if he does not return to the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

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Ben Arfa ready to join Fiorentina

2019-10-04T07:52:35Z

Hatem Ben Arfa is poised to sign for Serie A side Fiorentina, Tuttosport claims.

The former Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain ace has been out of the game since leaving Rennes as a free agent in the summer.

France to naturalise Camavinga

2019-10-04T07:25:17Z

Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga will become a naturalised French citizen, according to L'Equipe.

The 16-year-old midfielder, who became the youngest player to ever win Ligue 1's Player of the Month award in August, was born in Angola but will be eligible to play for the France national team once the paperwork has been completed.

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Insigne and Ancelotti make peace at Napoli

2019-10-04T06:58:10Z

Lorenzo Insigne and Carlo Ancelotti are on speaking terms again at Napoli, Corriere della Sera reports.

The relationship seemed to have hit a low when Insigne found himself in the stands to watch as his team drew 0-0 with Genk, but the pair have talked things over and the player is set to return to face Torino.

His long-term future, however, is less obvious.

Puel set to return to work

2019-10-04T06:18:52Z

Former Southampton and Leicester boss Claude Puel will be named as Saint-Etienne's new head coach on Friday, RMC reports.

He will replace Ghislain Printant after the Ligue 1 side drew 1-1 with Wolfsburg and could be in charge for Sunday's derby against Lyon.

Earthquakes refute Almeyda rumours

2019-10-04T03:35:30Z

The San Jose Earthquakes have refuted rumours that head coach Matias Almeyda has a release clause in his contract, the club said in a statement.

Almeyda has been linked with a move to Monterrey, but the Earthquakes insist that any move would not be a simple one.

"There has been no contact between C.F. Monterrey and the San Jose Earthquakes regarding Matias Almeyda. There is no clause in Matias Almeyda's contract that can be paid that will allow C.F. Monterrey to sign him."

Antuna signs Manchester City extension

2019-10-04T01:40:05Z

Mexican winger Uriel Antuna has signed a contract extension with Manchester City, according to Fox Deportes.

Antuna is currently on loan with the LA Galaxy in MLS, but has signed a new deal with the Premier League champions through 2022.

The Mexican international has scored six goals while providing four assists for the Galaxy this season while also starring for El Tri at the Gold Cup.

Walker fears England career is over

2019-10-04T00:43:55Z

Kyle Walker fears his England career may be over as Gareth Southgate opted not to select him once again.

According to the Daily Star, Walker believes that Southgate will continue to prefer Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier going forward.

As a result, the fullback is concerned that he will remain stuck on 48 caps despite being just 29 years old. 

Leicester eye Turkish starlet

2019-10-03T22:44:29Z

Leicester are interested in signing 15-year-old Turkish youngster Burak Ince, according to Fotospor via the Leicester Mercury.

The teenager, who has already broken into the first team at Turkish Second Division side Altinordu, would cost in the region of €1.5 million (£1.3m/$1.6m).

Manchester City, Lille and Freiburg are among a number of European clubs to be linked with the midfielder. 

Dest considering staying with USMNT

2019-10-03T22:37:41Z

Ajax defender Sergino Dest is favouring the USMNT over the Netherlands as he considers his international future, reports CBS.

The 18-year-old has made two senior appearances for the USA but could still switch allegiances as they were not competitive internationals.

However, he is now ready to commit his future to Gregg Berhalter's side, with his main concern being the opportunity of regular playing time.

Almeyda linked with Monterrey switch

2019-10-03T22:15:53Z

San Jose Earthquakes head coach Matias Almeyda has been linked with a move to  Liga MX outfit Monterrey, reports ESPN.

Almeyda revealed over the weekend that some members of his coaching staff had failed to settle in San Jose and were unhappy, prompting rumours of a return to Mexico.

The 45-year-old was appointed San Jose boss in October 2018, four months after after leaving Guadalajara.

Eriksen agent set for Real Madrid talks

2019-10-03T21:57:30Z

Dane eyes January move

Christian Eriksen's agent is due to hold further talks with Real Madrid this weekend as the Denmark forward looks to secure a January move away from Tottenham, according to the Star.

Eriksen is into the final 12 months of his contract in north London and January would be the final chance for Spurs to receive a fee for the 27-year-old.

The former Ajax midfielder expressed his desire to seek a new challenge at the start of the summer but no move materialised.

Catherine Ivill