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Angers near Ebosse signing

2020-07-13T22:59:34Z

Ligue 1 side Angers are close to adding Enzo Ebosse to their squad for next season, France Football reports.

The 21-year-old left-back impressed for Le Mans in Ligue 1 last term and looks set to make the step up a division.

Onana could stay at Ajax

2020-07-13T22:20:34Z

Ajax are hopeful of convincing goalkeeper Andre Onana to stay for at least another year, De Telegraaf claims.

Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for the Cameroon international, but Ajax technical director Marc Overmars fancies his side's chances of tying him down to a new contract.

Red Bulls to sign Yearwood from Brentford

2020-07-13T21:43:38Z

New York Red Bulls are closing in on the signing of Dru Yearwood from Brentford, The Daily Mail reports.

The Championship side will receive around £1.5 million for the 20-year-old midfielder, who joined the club last summer and made just five league appearances this season.

Aguero return to La Liga would be spectacular - Forlan

2020-07-13T21:05:51Z

Former Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan wants Sergio Aguero to return to La Liga before he brings an end to his playing career.

The Argentine attacker spent five years in the Spanish top-flight with Atletico before leaving to join Manchester City in 2011.

City are reportedly set to offer him an extension to his current contract, which expires next year, but Forlan would rather see his former team-mate return to Spain in the near future.

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Norwich youngsters won't be sold cheap

2020-07-13T20:30:16Z

Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber says the club will not sell their young stars for bargain prices this summer.

The Canaries were relegated last week, which will likely increase the chances of many talented young players attracting interest, with Max Aarons, Todd Cantwell, Ben Godfrey, Emiliano Buendia and Jamal Lewis all considered promising prospects.

But Webber has warned potential suitors they will still have to pay a premium, insisting Norwich will be negotiating from a position of strength.

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Mavropanos set to leave Arsenal for Stuttgart

2020-07-13T20:03:17Z

Kostas Mavropanos is set to sign for Bundesliga side Stuttgart, Kicker reports.

He spent the second half of the season with Nurnberg, who narrowly survived relegation from the 2.Bundesliga.

Man City to offer Guardiola lucrative new deal

2020-07-13T19:30:06Z

Manchester City are set to offer manager Pep Guardiola a long-term deal with the club, The Mirror reports.

The Catalan was going into his last year with the Etihad side and could commit his future to them after their two-year Champions League ban was overturned.

Spurs set to return for Hojbjerg

2020-07-13T19:00:51Z

Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is a target for Tottenham this summer, according to GiveMeSport.

While Spurs have targeted the Saints man, they are not interested in a return for Marcus Edwards, who is with Vitória de Guimaraes.

Newcastle takeover to be formalised on Friday

2020-07-13T18:33:01Z

Newcastle's takeover by a Saudi Arabian group will be formalised on Friday, according to Richard Keys.

The deal is set to provide the St James' Park club with formidable spending power.

AC Milan prioritise Jovic signing

2020-07-13T18:00:27Z

AC Milan have made Luka Jovic a top target this summer, Calciomercato.it reports.

The 22-year-old forward has made just 16 La Liga appearances in his first season at Real Madrid, scoring two goals, and the Spanish giants are willing to let him go.

Madrid want €40 million (£36m/$45m) for him, but are open to a loan move with an option to buy and the Rossoneri are eager to bring him to San Siro.

Leicester to sign Carvalho in €25m deal

2020-07-13T17:30:41Z

William Carvalho is nearing a move to Leicester this summer.

Estadio Deportivo claims the Portugal international looks set to join the Premier League side in a €25 million (£23m/$28m) deal from Betis.

Balerdi to leave Dortmund for Marseille

2020-07-13T17:00:58Z

Leonardo Balerdi is closing in on a move to Marseille as Borussia Dortmund are ready to let him leave, Kicker reports.

The 21-year-old centre-back made just seven Bundesliga appearances in 2019-20 and sports director Michael Zorc has already confirmed he will be allowed to leave.

Marseille are expected to sign him on loan with an option to buy him outright at the end of the season.

Juventus sign teenage defender Nzouango

2020-07-13T16:30:28Z

Juventus have signed Felix Nzouango from Amiens, France Football reports.

The Italian giants will pay €3 million in compensation after the 17-year-old defender agreed to make the switch.

AC Milan lead Roma in Bustos battle

2020-07-13T16:00:28Z

AC Milan are in talks to sign Nahuel Bustos from Argentine side Tallares, Calciomercato reports.

The Rossoneri had a meeting with the 22-year-old forward last week and could trigger the €15 million (£14m/$17m) release clause in his contract.

They may face domestic competition for his signing, though, as Roma have been monitoring him for some time.

PSG plot Pellegrini bid

2020-07-13T15:31:18Z

Paris Saint-Germain swoop in for Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, says Le 10 Sport.

The 24-year-old has a €30 million release clause that expires at the end of the month and the French side see him as an ideal addition should they offload Julian Draxler and Ander Herrera.

Werder leading race for Arsenal youngster

2020-07-13T15:00:59Z

Werder Bremen are leading the race to sign Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos on loan, report football.london.

The Gunners are apparently ready to send the 22-year-old Greek out for another season to continue his development.

It is claimed five clubs are in the running to sign him for the 2020-21 campaign.

Man City ready for fresh spending spree

2020-07-13T14:40:55Z

Guardiola could bring in five new faces

Manchester City could refresh their squad with as many as five new signings this summer, claim the Telegraph.

Kalidou Koulibaly is the number one target with Ruben Dias, Pau Torres, Nathan Ake, Caglar Soyuncu, Milan Skriniar, and Dan-Axel Zagadou all scouted at centre-back.

Jack Grealish and Saul Niguez are also potential targets, while Guardiola also wants a left-back and could move for Ben Chilwell.

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'Grealish would be a bit-part player at Man Utd'

2020-07-13T14:20:28Z

Jack Grealish has been warned he would only be a bit-part player for Manchester United if he moved from Aston Villa.

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Real Madrid to sell Wolves flop Vallejo

2020-07-13T14:00:36Z

Real Madrid are looking to sell defender Jesus Vallejo, according to AS.

The 23-year-old joined Wolves on loan at the start of the season but played only twice in the Premier League and was sent on to Granada.

Vallejo still has five years left on his Madrid contract, and they hope to receive a fee up to €8 million (£7m/$9m) for his services.

Man Utd complete Batlle signing

2020-07-13T13:30:46Z

Manchester United have signed 21-year-old Spanish full-back Ona Batlle on a two-year contract.

Rice made a top target by Man Utd

2020-07-13T13:00:00Z

Red Devils plotting West Ham raid

West Ham star Declan Rice is once again a top target for Manchester United, according to Football Insider.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the England international in the past, and Sir Alex Ferguson is now said to be urging them to make a move.

Norwich bid farewell to Duda

2020-07-13T12:35:08Z

Alena to return to Barca

2020-07-13T12:30:00Z

Carles Alena will be returning to Barcelona when his loan spell at Real Betis comes to a close.

A permanent move away from Camp Nou has been mooted for the 22-year-old midfielder, but Mundo Deportivo claims he will be welcomed back into the fold in Catalunya.

Ronaldo to remain at Juventus

2020-07-13T12:00:00Z

Bianconeri superstar is staying put

Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to land more trophies and records at Juventus, reports Tuttosport.

The Portuguese will not be taking on another challenge any time soon, with the five-time Ballon d'Or set to be back in Turin for 2020-21.

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Liverpool to extend Lovren's contract

2020-07-13T11:30:00Z

Liverpool will trigger an extension to Dejan Lovren’s contract, but are still likely to sell the Croatian this summer.

Goal confirmed on Sunday that Zenit St Petersburg were among a host of European clubs to have expressed an interest in signing the 31-year-old, who is looking to move on in search of regular first-team football.

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Turkish duo battle for Leicester's Mendy

2020-07-13T11:00:07Z

Turkish giants Galatasaray and Trabzonspor will go head-to-head to sign Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy, according to Asist Analiz.

Galatasaray could enlist the help of their former striker Bafetimbi Gomis, a cousin of Mendy.

The 28-year-old is out of contract with the Foxes at the end of the season.

Contract clause to drive up Lovren's price

2020-07-13T10:30:14Z

Any club looking to sign Dejan Lovren from Liverpool this year may have to pay more than they expected due to the Reds having the option of an extra year on his contract, The Times reports.

Liverpool are expecting Lovren to move on this summer with Zenit St Petersburg among the interested parties.

However, it is said clubs were acting under the belief that Lovren's contract only had a year to run. 

Bellerin wants out of Arsenal

2020-07-13T10:00:00Z

Gunners defender looking for move

Hector Bellerin is ready to push for a move away from Arsenal, according to Sky Deutschland.

The Spanish full-back is frustrated by the lack of progress being made at Emirates Stadium and is ready to take on a new challenge.

 

Hector Bellerin Arsenal 2019-20
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Jones attracting interest from Italy

2020-07-13T09:30:00Z

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is attracting interest from Italy, according to The Athletic.

The Red Devils are reluctant to part with the versatile England international at this stage, but Serie A clubs are starting to circle.

Real Madrid have no interest in Neymar

2020-07-13T09:00:00Z

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with Neymar in the past, but Marca claims the Blancos have no desire to get a deal done in the present.

The Brazilian forward continues to see a move away from Paris Saint-Germain mooted, with Barcelona have worked hard in a bid to take him back to Camp Nou.

Why Matic signed new deal at Man Utd

2020-07-13T08:30:00Z

Klopp interested in Germany job

2020-07-13T08:00:59Z

Jurgen Klopp is interested in taking charge of the German national team when his contract at Liverpool expires, claims BILD reporter Christian Falk.

Klopp's deal at Anfield runs until 2024 and he could call time on his Premier League stint once it ends.

Boavista to loan Gremio youngster

2020-07-13T07:30:57Z

Portuguese side Boavista will sign Gremio forward Jhonata Robert on loan, reports A Bola.

The 20-year-old Brazilian is said to have an €80 million (£72m/$91m) release clause.

Sporting to snap up Feddal

2020-07-13T07:00:49Z

Sporting Lisbon are close to completing the signing of Real Betis defender Zouhair Feddal, according to Marca.

The 31-year-old Moroccan had one year left on his contract and will cost Sporting around €3 million.

Feddal is expected to sign a four-year contract in Lisbon.

'Messi will finish his career at Barcelona'

2020-07-13T06:30:12Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he has 'no doubt' that Lionel Messi will remain at the club.

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Barca delaying Lautaro move

2020-07-13T06:00:47Z

Barcelona are re-assessing their pursuit of Lautaro Martinez and won't make a move for the Inter forward until after the current season is over, according to president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

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Xavi will be Barcelona coach sooner or later - Bartomeu

2020-07-13T05:00:26Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted Xavi will become the club's manager "sooner or later" but revealed the club is ready to back Quique Setien for next season. 

The Catalans have struggled to impress under Setien and are currently second in La Liga with Real Madrid in pole position to claim the league title. 

That situation, combined with Barcelona's lacklustre displays, has led to speculation Setien could be replaced at season's end with Xavi himself preparing for a return to Camp Nou as a manager. 

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Man City unlikely to overturn Champions League ban

2020-07-13T04:00:39Z

Manchester City will likely still face some sort of ban from European competition when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hands down their verdict on Monday.

According to Marca, the best-case scenario for City would see their current two-year ban reduced to one. 

Dellas to be appointed Melbourne Victory coach

2020-07-13T03:00:23Z

Former Greece defender Traianos Dellas is expected to be named the next manager of Melbourne Victory, claims The World Game.

The 44-year-old was most recently in charge of Greek Super League side Panetolikos and now looks destined for a spell in Australia. 

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay was also a candidate for Victory but the club opted against trying to sign the under-contract manager. 

Bayern tracking Ndombele and Bakayoko

2020-07-13T02:00:07Z

Bayern Munich are considering moves for Tottenham's Tanguy Ndombele and Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko, reports Le10 Sport

Spurs want to recoup the full sum they spent on Ndombele, while the Blues are expected to demand €35 million (£31m/$39m) for Bakayoko. 

Bayern are eager to reinforce their midfield with both Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara expected to depart over the summer. 

Negredo set for La Liga return

2020-07-13T01:00:41Z

Recently promoted Cadiz have confirmed they've signed Alvaro Negredo for their first season back in La Liga. 

Club president Manolo Vizcaino revealed Negredo will be playing for his side next season in an interview with El Partidazo de Cope

Negredo, 34, was most recently playing in the UAE for Al-Nasr. 

Álvaro Negredo - Al Nasr
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Celtic's Hendry bound for Belgium

2020-07-13T00:00:15Z

Scottish defender Jack Hendry is set to leave Celtic for a one-year loan with Belgian club KVV Oostende, according to the Daily Record

Hendry is undergoing a medical today with the move to be confirmed tomorrow. 

The 25-year-old has struggled with injuries of late and was most recently playing in Australia for Melbourne City. 

Minnesota sign Boca's Reynoso

2020-07-12T22:55:44Z

MLS club Minnesota United have secured the services of Boca Juniors midfielder Emanuel Reynoso, claims Fichajes

The American side were initially interested in a one-year loan deal but have instead paid $4.5 million to sign him permanently. 

The 24-year-old has spent his entire career in Argentina and joined Boca in 2018. 

Inter keen on Kante

2020-07-12T22:40:56Z

The Frenchman is wanted in Italy

Inter are interested in an off-season move for Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport

The Blues are reportedly open to offers for the 29-year-old with Antonio Conte keen to make a number of transfers in the summer. 

Along with Kante, Inter are also considering moves for Edin Dzeko and Jan Vertonghen.

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City Football Group in talks for Ligue 2 side

2020-07-12T22:25:24Z

City Football Group (CFG) are looking at acquiring Ligue 2 club ESTAC Troyes, according to L'Est-Eclair via GFNF

The second-division side are valued up to €10 million (£9m/$11m) with CFG recently deciding against purchasing AS Nancy. 

Serie A trio circling for Sarr

2020-07-12T22:15:06Z

Former Nice defender Malang Sarr is attracting interest from Torino, Atalanta and Fiorentina, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 21-year-old recently became a free agent and is eager to take a step forward in his career.

Along with the Serie A trio, Bundesliga clubs are also reportedly showing interest in Sarr. 

Lampard denies new signings unsettling Chelsea

2020-07-12T22:00:12Z

Frank Lampard insists that the signings of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner and Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech shouldn't unsettle Chelsea's current group after seeing his side suffer another setback away at Sheffield United.

The Blues lost 3-0 at Bramall Lane on the same day that Ziyech was pictured in Chelsea's training kit at Cobham Training Centre as excitement grows over the west London club's transfer activity.

Along with the two signings already completed the Blues look set to do further business, with £90m-rated ($114m) Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz and Leicester City Ben Chilwell in their sights.

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