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Arsenal begin talks with Ismaila Sarr

2019-03-14T23:26:52Z

Arsenal have held talks with Rennes over the potential signing of Ismaila Sarr next summer.

The winger spent Thursday night at the Emirates in the Gunners’ 3-0 Europa League victory against Rennes, and could be returning sooner than anticipated.

Goal understands that Arsenal and the French outfit held talks after last week’s first leg and that a deal could be agreed over the coming months.

Bundesliga clubs lining up for Arsenal youngster Saka

2019-03-14T22:56:46Z

Arsenal's 17-year-old winger Bukayo Saka has caught the eye of several Bundesliga clubs, The Sun reports.

The England Under 19 international has been watched by German scouts on several occasions this season. He has been tipped for a bright future by former Gunners defender Per Mertesacker, who is now in charge of the academy, but the club cannot tie him down to a professional contract until September, when he turns 18.

A Bundesliga outfit could try to lure him away before then and make him the latest to leave a Premier League academy for the German top-flight, following in the footsteps of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

Spurs want Bale on loan from Real Madrid

2019-03-14T22:33:51Z

Wales star's future in doubt since Zidane's return

Tottenham will offer to take Gareth Bale on a season-long loan from Real Madrid this summer, AS says.

Wales captain Bale has long been linked to a return to the Premier League, with Spurs and Manchester United said to be leading the race to sign him.

The winger's future has been placed in further doubt following Zinedine Zidane's return to the club as coach as the two did not part on good terms when the latter left last summer.

While Madrid may not be willing to force him out just yet, Spurs hope they can entice him back for a temporary spell at least, but he is said to be reluctant to go back to London.

Tuchel to sign new PSG contract

2019-03-14T22:08:14Z

Thomas Tuchel is set to extend his Paris Saint-Germain contract for another year, ESPN reports.

The German coach is in his debut season as PSG boss after joining on a two-year deal last summer. While he has guided the French giants to a comfirtable lead at the top of Ligue 1, his side crashed out of the Champions League following a home defeat to Manchester United at the last-16 stage.

The club hierarchy are satisfied with his work so far, however, and are on the verge of agreeing a new deal.

Barca send Abidal to watch Jovic against Inter

2019-03-14T21:42:42Z

Barcelona have sent director of football Eric Abidal to watch Luka Jovic in action for Eintracht Frankfurt against Inter in the Europa League on Thursday.

Gianluca Di Marzio shared a picture of the former Barca and France player and a contingent of representatives from the Catalan club at San Siro ahead of the second leg of the last-16 tie.

Barca have been following the Eintracht Frankfurt striker for months and their interest will likely have been boosted after he scored to give his side the lead in the tie.

Arsenal ready to pounce on Celtic star Tierney

2019-03-14T21:22:14Z

Leicester also interested in defender

Arsenal are preparing to nip ahead of Leicester City to sign Celtic star Kieran Tierney this summer, The Mirror reports.

The Scotland international has been followed closely by Premier League sides recently, with Leicester having shown an interest even before ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was appointed as coach.

But Arsenal are ready to move for the 21-year-old this summer as they have made him one of their top targets.

Schalke sack Tedesco

2019-03-14T20:58:14Z

Schalke have sacked head coach Domenico Tedesco in the wake of his side's 7-0 defeat to Manchester City.

The Bundesliga side went crashing out of the Champions League with a 10-2 aggregate defeat while they currently sit just four points above the Bundesliga's relegation playoff place. 

And the club have decided to relieve the 33-year-old of his duties with immediate effect as they look to turn their campaign around.

Read the full story on Goal

Zidane throws Real Madrid into battle for Milinkovic-Savic

2019-03-14T20:32:46Z

Lazio star wanted by Man Utd, Chelsea & both Milan clubs

Real Madrid are ready to enter the race to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio this summer, Calciomercato claims.

The Lazio midfielder has already been linked to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain in previous transfer windows, but the Italian side have refused to let him go.

Determined to enhance their squad once the current season ends to give Zinedine Zidane the tools required to challenge for major titles, the Spanish giants have made their interest in Milinkovic-Savic known.

AC Milan and Inter were thought to be leading the race to land him, but Real may be the new favourites.

Deulofeu keen on Milan return

2019-03-14T19:40:11Z

Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu wants to return to AC Milan this summer, claim Calciomercato.

The Italian outlet are reporting that the Spaniard has expressed an interest to move to the Serie A club this summer, where he previously spent half a season on loan in 2017.

Should Milan wish to secure Deulofeu’s services he could cost as much as £30 million (€35m).

Rondon's Newcastle move in jeopardy

2019-03-14T19:10:35Z

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will have to focus on signing younger players should he remain with the club next season.

According to the Mirror, that could affect the potential signing of on-loan striker Salomon Rondon, who turns 30 in September.

The Venezuelan was expected to join the Magpies permanently in the summer, for an estimated £16.5million ($22m), but that deal now looks unlikely given the club’s new transfer policy.

Coutinho refuses to rule out Barcelona exit

2019-03-14T18:40:19Z

Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho has hinted he may be open to leaving the Spanish champions this summer.

The Brazilian has struggled for form of late and as a result has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou.

“In the last few weeks, months even, I've not been playing well but I still want to improve," Coutinho said.

"I came to Barcelona to give my best. I live for the moment. You never know what the future holds. I am happy with my performance today."

Read the full story on Goal!

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Gaitan joins Chicago Fire

2019-03-14T18:05:38Z

Chicago Fire have completed the free signing of Nicolas Gaitan.

The Argentina international joins the MLS side from Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang on a one-year contract with an option for another season.

Read the full story here

Newcastle star Perez eyes La Liga move

2019-03-14T17:35:50Z

Ayoze Perez says he is planning on a future move to Spain, even though he has already turned down the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old has spent five years with Newcastle and has over two seasons left on his contract with the Premier League side.

But he has declared his intention to return to Spain, although he does not know what his future holds.

Read Perez's comments on Goal

Scholes leaves Oldham after 31 days in charge

2019-03-14T17:03:56Z

Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham manager after just 31 days in charge.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder took over the League Two team in February but has already parted ways with the company, having taken charge of just seven games.

Read the full story on Goal!

Zidane wants Fekir at Real Madrid

2019-03-14T16:27:56Z

Real Madrid are targeting a summer swoop for Nabil Fekir, Daily Record reports.

Zinedine Zidane has urged the club to sign the Lyon star, who came close to joining Liverpool last summer.

Zidane has been reassured that Madrid will invest heavily in the squad to supply him with the resources to bring them back to the top of European football and Fekir is near the top of his list of targets.

Wolves want to keep Jimenez

2019-03-14T16:00:13Z

Wolves are planning to take up their option on Raul Jimenez, claims the Express & Star.

Those at Molineux can take a man with 14 goals to his name this season for £30 million at the end of the season.

Juventus want Mbappe alongside Ronaldo

2019-03-14T15:38:29Z

Juventus will 'do everything' to try and add Kylian Mbappe to their star-studded squad, claims Tuttosport.

Sporting director, Fabio Paratic, has promised fans that he will be all he can to bring in Paris Saint-Germain's World Cup-winning striker alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Rodgers cost Leicester £9m

2019-03-14T15:00:18Z

Leicester had to shell out £9 million ($12m) in order to bring Brendan Rodgers and his staff to the King Power Stadium, reports Sky Sports.

The Foxes lured the former Liverpool boss back to England from Celtic in February, but a deal for the Northern Irishman and his backroom team did not come cheap.

Roma open the door to Sarri

2019-03-14T14:29:28Z

Roma have opened the door for Maurizio Sarri to return to Serie A this summer from a testing one-year spell at Chelsea, claims Calciomercato.

Claudio Ranieri has taken the reins in the Italian capital on a short-term basis, but a permanent appointment will be made at the end of the season.

Zielinski set to sign Napoli extension

2019-03-14T13:58:41Z

According to Calcio Mercato, Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski is on the verge of signing a new contract with the club.

The 24-year-old has been offered a fresh five year deal worth €3 million per season.

Zielinski has featured in 30 matches across all competitions for Napoli this term.

Kurzawa on Tottenham's radar

2019-03-14T13:29:31Z

Tottenham have identified Paris Saint Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa as a summer transfer target, according to Calcio Mercato.

The 26-year-old will have only one year remaining on his current contract at Parc des Princes this summer and Spurs could secure his services for a bargain fee.

Kurzawa has been restricted to just four Ligue 1 starts for PSG this season, falling behind Presnel Kimpembe in the squad pecking order.

Spurs interested in Inter's Vecino

2019-03-14T12:58:25Z

Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino is the subject of interest from Tottenham, according to Inter Live.

The Nerazzurri are willing to listen to offers for the 27-year-old in the region of €30m ($34m, £25m) and Spurs are poised to swoop.

Vecino has racked up 30 appearances for Inter across all competitions this season, scoring three goals.

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Arsenal reignite interest in PSG's Nkunku

2019-03-14T12:30:45Z

Arsenal sent scouts to watch PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku this week, according to Mercato 365.

The 21-year-old started during a 4-0 win at Dijon for the Ligue 1 champions on Tuesday night and Gunners representatives were present to judge his performance.

Nkunku has contributed three goals and two assists in 23 matches across all competitions for PSG this term.

Arsenal tried to secure his signature on deadline day in January and they look set to reignite their pursuit of the Frenchman this summer.

 

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Milan rival Spurs for Andersen

2019-03-14T12:00:26Z

AC Milan have joined the race for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen, reports Calciomercato.

The highly-rated Denmark international is already being monitored by Tottenham and Inter, but interest in his services continues to build heading towards the summer.

Real Madrid snap up €50m Militao

2019-03-14T11:32:07Z

Blancos bring in big-money Brazilian defender

Real Madrid have completed the €50 million (£43m/$57m) signing of Eder Militao from Porto, with the defender set to link up with them on a six-year contract.

The Brazil international becomes the first addition made during Zinedine Zidane's second spell in charge of the Blancos.

Check out the full story here.

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Foden loan ruled out by City

2019-03-14T11:00:35Z

Willian expecting Hazard stay

2019-03-14T10:37:05Z

Willian is confident that Eden Hazard 'wants to continue' at Chelsea, despite Real Madrid's reported interested in him.

The Brazilian has said of a fellow forward: "He's never said something about Real Madrid or stuff like this. He just wants to continue to play for Chelsea."

Read the full story on Goal!

Militao to be Zidane's first Madrid signing

2019-03-14T09:30:04Z

Zinedine Zidane is set to make Porto defender Eder Militao is first addition since returning to Real Madrid, reports Marca.

The Blancos are confident that a deal can be done this month, with the Brazilian having a €50 million (£43m/$57m) release clause in his contract which can be activated up until July 15.

Man Utd cool Rakitic interest

2019-03-14T08:57:18Z

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is unlikely to move to Manchester United this summer, according to the Evening Standard.

The Croatian had been heavily linked with an Old Trafford switch amid stalled contracted negotiations at the Camp Nou.

However, United have now cooled their interest in Rakitic, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer happy to put his faith in Paul Pogba going forward.

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Napoli unwilling to sell Insigne

2019-03-14T08:28:57Z

Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne will not be sold this summer, according to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Calcio Mercato reports that Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in signing the 27-year-old when the transfer window reopens.

But De De Laurentiis is adament Insigne will remain in Naples, as he stated on Wednesday: "He is not on the market, I have not registered interest in Insigne."

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AC Milan frontrunners to sign Sforza

2019-03-14T07:50:24Z

AC Milan have emerged as favourites to sign Argentine wonderkid Juan Sebastian Sforza, according to Calcio Mercato.

The 17-year-old Newells Old Boys starlet is also on Manchester City and Juventus' radars, but the Rossonneri are thought to be first in line. 

Sforza could cost up to €2 million, which is a bargain fee for a player already being tipped to reach the highest level of the game.

Bowen rejected chance to replace Sala at Cardiff

2019-03-14T07:02:40Z

Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen rejected a January transfer to Cardiff City, according to the Daily Mail.

The Bluebirds launched a £12m ($16m) bid for the 22-year-old while Emiliano Sala was still missing after the tragic plane crash which ultimately claimed his life.

Bowen turned down the opportunity to replace Cardiff's record signing, stating that the potential move "felt wrong".

Juventus and Madrid leading chase for Icardi

2019-03-14T04:56:43Z

Mauro Icardi is headed to either Juventus or Real Madrid this summer, according to reports from TyC Sports (via CalcioMercato).

The forward has been out of the picture with Inter, leading to numerous rumours about his future. 

But the report claims that his entourage​ only see two options, with the Spanish and Italian giants the leaders for his signature. 

Beckenbauer wants Klopp at Bayern Munich

2019-03-14T03:50:53Z

Former Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer hopes to see Jurgen Klopp managing at the Allianz Arena in the future.  

"Jurgen Klopp at FC Bayern. That would be the highlight," he said when asked about the possibility in an interview with Sky ahead of Bayern's clash with Liverpool on Wednesday.

Read the full story on Goal

Rodgers cost Leicester City £9m

2019-03-14T02:06:37Z

Leicester City had to pay out £9 million ($12m) to Celtic to land Celtic for Brendan Rodgers and his staff, according to the Telegraph

The Scottish club inserted the buy-out figure in the manager's four-year contract, which he signed in 2017, and see it as a brilliant piece of business to land such a hefty fee. 

Barcelona fear Dembele injury trouble

2019-03-14T01:15:52Z

Barcelona are worried that Ousmane Dembele has picked up another muscle injury to his hamstring. 

The forward is set to undergo tests on Thursday to determine the extent of the problem. 

Man City star Sane's mother holding up contract talks

2019-03-13T23:58:05Z

The delay in Leroy Sane’s contract extension with Manchester City is being caused by his mother, Goal understands.

City have been trying to get the Germany international to commit to a new deal since last summer but have not convinced him to sign as of yet.

Talks have not made significant progress because of the player's mother, who has proven to be ‘difficult’ during the course of recent negotiations, sources close to the situation have told Goal.

Read Man City correspondent Sam Lee's update here

Tottenham ready to sell Alderweireld for £26m

2019-03-13T23:54:55Z

Man Utd, Barcelona and Juventus want defender

Tottenham are ready to let Toby Alderweireld leave for £26 million ($35m), according to The Mirror.

The Belgian centre-back has been a top target for Manchester United for over a year and they are said to be lining up a summer bid for him, but they face competition from Barcelona and Juventus.

Alderweireld is yet to sign a new contract with Spurs and they are resigned to losing him. With just a over year left on his contract, they will likely opt to sell him instead of losing him for free.

Betis to hold auction for Real Madrid & Tottenham target

2019-03-13T23:49:26Z

Real Betis will trigger their option to buy Giovani Lo Celso from Paris Saint-Germain with the intention of starting a bidding war between Real Madrid, Tottenham and AC Milan.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been a key player for Betis since joining on loan from PSG last summer and the Spanish side can sign him outright for just €25 million (£21m/$28m).

Calciomercato says Betis will splash out on the Argentina international because they reckon they can make a good profit by selling him on to one of the many teams interested in him.

Man City, Juve & Bayern losing on target to AC Milan

2019-03-13T23:41:38Z

AC Milan are leading the likes of Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain for Argentine starlet Juan Sebastian Sforza.

The 17-year-old Newell's Old Boys midfielder's agent, Camillo Autieri, has held meetings with the Serie A side over a potential move worth €1.5 million, but revealed there are other teams in the picture.

The meeting with the Rossoneri happened a couple of weeks ago, directly with Leonardo at Casa Milan. Milan is ahead of the other club because they were the first that showed interest in the boy," he told Milan News. 

"In the coming weeks, we will also meet Roma, Inter, Juventus and Napoli. Newell's would like him to move to Serie A but there are also foreign teams interested like Bayern Munich, PSG or Manchester City."

Pogba tells Solskjaer he's staying at Man Utd

2019-03-13T23:28:17Z

France turns back on desire to leave

Paul Pogba has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he will stay at Manchester United beyond this season, The Sun claims.

As recently as three months ago it was claimed the midfielder wanted to call time on his Old Trafford career amid their struggles under Jose Mourinho.

But their resurgence under Solskjaer has convinced the France star that he can still find happiness at United and wants to remain at the club.