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PSV interested in USMNT youngsters

2019-06-12T22:55:21Z

PSV are interested in landing USA youngsters Sebastian Soto and Chris Gloster from Hannover 96, according to Bild (via Dutch Football). 

The pair have broken in with the German side but have struggled for regular minutes, though they did shine at the U-20 World Cup. 

Villa launching raid for Leeds star Phillips

2019-06-12T22:30:12Z

Aston Villa are launching a £14 million ($18m) raid for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, The Telegraph reports. 

The 23-year-old has become a top target for Dean Smith as his club make the jump to the Premier League, but Leeds could demand as much as £20m for their star man. 

Allegri, Lampard and the coaches who could replace Sarri

2019-06-12T22:01:43Z

Maurizio Sarri is still Chelsea manager – but not for much longer.

The Italian coach was expected to be sacked earlier in the season following a disastrous 6-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester City, but managed to survive in his post for the remainder of the campaign. He eventually secured a third-place league finish as well as the Europa League trophy.

He is, however, known to be leaving his post at Stamford Bridge imminently for a move back to Italy, with Juventus his likeliest destination.

Goal runs through the top candidates to replace him right here!

Raiola's worldwide ban put on hold

2019-06-12T21:31:14Z

Football agent Mino Raiola's worldwide ban has been temporarily stayed until the outcome of the "urgent" appeal lodged on Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed.

Raiola, who represents the likes of Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was given a three-month suspension by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) in May, although it did not provide any specific reasoning.

FIFA then moved to extend the suspension to a global scale shortly after, but CAS has confirmed the agent has lodged an appeal and the worldwide ban has been subsequently put on hold until a final decision is reached next month.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Arsenal give Napoli deadline for Ospina deal

2019-06-12T20:53:18Z

Napoli have until the end of the week to seal a permanent transfer for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, claims the Sun

The Colombia international's purchase option expires on Saturday, and Napoli are yet to inform the Gunners whether they want to make the loan move permanent.

'Griezmann will play in Barcelona'

2019-06-12T20:26:43Z

Atletico Madrid director Miguel Angel Gil Marin has seemingly ended the mystery surrounding Antoine Griezmann's next move by stating that the Francestriker will be playing in Barcelona

Griezmann announced at the end of the 2018-19 season that he was drawing the curtain on his five-year stay in the Spanish capital. 

But while Barcelona have long been mentioned as the team closest to clinching his signature, a potential move is still shrouded in doubt.

Read more here!

Gotze responds to Arsenal links

2019-06-12T19:51:23Z

Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze has played down reports linking him to a move to Arsenal, as he looks forward to renewing his contract with his boyhood club. 

Gotze, 27, has been tipped for stardom since his teens and at just 22 scored the winning goal to crown Germany 2014 World Cup champions ahead of final opponents Argentina

Since then, however, he has struggled to follow through on that potential, cutting short a three-year stay at Bayern Munich in 2016 in favour of returning to his old club after failing to establish himself at the Allianz Arena. 

Read more here!

'New Zlatan' Isak joins Real Sociedad

2019-06-12T19:15:48Z

Alexander Isak has completed a €10 million (£8.9m/$11.3m) move from Borussia Dortmund to Real Sociedad as he heads to La Liga following a rampant loan spell with Willem II.

Isak was unveiled by the Spanish club on Wednesday as he signed a five-year deal that will keep him with the club through till June 2024.

The 19-year-old Sweden international departs Dortmund after three seasons having made just 13 appearances for the club before heading to the Eredivisie on loan this past January.

Read more here!

Mendy completes move to Real Madrid

2019-06-12T18:30:38Z

Ferland Mendy has completed his move from Lyon to Real Madrid, the clubs announced on Wednesday.

The French defender moves to the Spanish side for €48 million (£42 million/$54 million) with the potential for incentives added on.

Mendy's move to Real Madrid makes him the club's fifth major addition of the window, joining Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and Rodrygo.

 

Lukaku calls Conte 'best coach in the world' amid Inter links

2019-06-12T18:00:24Z

Romelu Lukaku says Anotnio Conte is the "best coach in the world" amid reports that he could head to Inter this summer.

The Manchester United forward has been linked with an Old Trafford departure, and his revealing statement about Conte could be a hint that those links are in fact true.

Read Lukaku's full statement on Goal!

Spurs launch bid for Ndombele

2019-06-12T17:40:37Z

Tottenham have launched a bid for Tanguy Ndombele, according to the Sun.

The Champions League finalists have submitted a £60 million ($76 million) bid to land the France midfielder, who remains the club's top priority this summer.

Ndombele, also targeted by Manchester City and Juventus, is seen as a perfect replacement for Moussa Dembele, who moved to China earlier this year.

Manchester United rule out Bale move

2019-06-12T16:45:23Z

Gareth Bale will not be leaving Real Madrid for Manchester United this summer, reports the Standard

The Wales winger has been put up for sale to fund Madrid's rebuilding plans, but United are focused on strengthening their own squad with domestic talent and are not interested in a move.

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Zinchenko to receive new Man City deal

2019-06-12T16:20:44Z

Aleks Zinchenko will be given a fresh contract extension to stay at Manchester City, according to the Standard

The Ukraine international is set to compete directly with Benjamin Mendy for the left-back spot after enjoying a fine season in defence as City won a domestic treble.

 

De Ligt weighs up PSG offer

2019-06-12T15:50:01Z

Matthijs de Ligt is reconsidering his options after receiving an astronomical offer to join Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Guardian

The Ligue 1 giants are prepared to pay out up to €70m (£62m/$79m) for the defender's signature, as well as wages worth £340,000 a week.

Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool are among the other clubs who are interested in taking De Ligt over the summer transfer window.

Watford confirm Cathcart extension

2019-06-12T15:25:12Z

Weah nears permanent move to Lille

2019-06-12T14:40:27Z

Timothy Weah is set to depart Paris Saint-Germain this summer as he nears a move to Lille, according to L'Equipe.

The U.S. national team winger was loaned to Celtic this past winter, and he went on to score three goals in 11 appearances for the Scottish club.

He will sign a five-year deal with Lille, where he will embrace the opportunity to play in the Champions League next season.

Manchester United demand £150million transfer fee for Pogba

2019-06-12T14:20:21Z

The midfielder has been linked with a move, but the club are holding to their valuation of the French star.

Manchester United have demanded a £150million ($191 million) transfer fee for Paul Pogba as links to Real Madrid continue, according to the Mirror.

Real Madrid are seen as the leaders to sign the French star, who has become frustrated with life at Old Trafford in recent months.

Pogba is contract until 2021, with an option to extend by 12 months after, and Manchester United is unwilling to part with the midfielder for less than their valuation.

That could price out Real Madrid, who have already paid big money for Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Eder Militao this summer.

Isak leaves Dortmund for Real Sociedad

2019-06-12T13:40:25Z

Alexander Isak has departed Borussia Dortmund for Real Sociedad after spending part of this past season on loan.

The Swedish international signed with the German club in 2017, but a lack of playing time led to a loan move to Willem II, where he scored 13 goals in 16 matches.

He'll now move to Real Sociedad on a contract that runs through 2024.

"We wish Alex Isak the greatest possible success in Spain and will closely monitor his performances," said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

Hazard to be unveiled on Thursday

2019-06-12T13:20:22Z

Real Madrid will unveil new signing Eden Hazard on Thursday, the club announced.

Hazard will greet fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in his first official appearance in a Real Madrid shirt.

The Belgian star signed with the club last week, moving from Chelsea in one of several big-money moves made by the Spanish club already this summer.

Liverpool willing to sell Lovren for £25m

2019-06-12T12:59:31Z

Liverpool will allow Dejan Lovren to leave the club this summer if they receive an offer within the region of £25 million ($32m) - according to The Times.

The Reds have no desire to force the Croatian's exit, but AC Milan are thought to be interested in his services.

Lovren only managed to make 18 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool last season.

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Cavani set for contract talks at PSG

2019-06-12T12:29:50Z

Paris Saint Germain are set to offer Edinson Cavani a contract extension at Parc des Princes, according to RMC Sport.

The 32-year-old's existing deal runs out next summer, but the club are hoping to tie him down for an extra year through to 2021.

Cavani contributed 18 goals and five assists in 21 Ligue 1 matches last season. 

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Juventus keen on Marquinhos

2019-06-12T11:58:32Z

Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos has emerged as a transfer target for Juventus, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

If the Brazilian were to leave the Parc des Prince it would open the door for Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt to complete a proposed switch to France.

Marquinhos contributed three goals and one assist in 31 Ligue 1 matches for PSG last season.

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Real Madrid's Ceballos unsure on future

2019-06-12T11:28:59Z

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos says he will make a final decision on his future after the European Under-21 Championship, with Tottenham reportedly interested in his services.

The 22-year-old moved to the Spanish capital from Real Betis in 2017 for €17 million (£15m/$19m) and he has since racked up 56 appearances for the Blancos across all competitions.

However, Ceballos is thought to be one of several first-team stars deemed surplus to requirements by Zinedine Zidane and he has been linked with a summer move to Tottenham in recent weeks.

Read the full story on Goal.

Fenerbahce and Galatasaray chase Mata

2019-06-12T10:58:15Z

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is the subject of interest from Turkish duo Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, according to the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils have offered the Spaniard a new one-year deal at Old Trafford, but he is weighing up his options before making a final decision on his future.

Mata will be free to leave United for nothing upon the expiration of his existing deal later this month, with Barcelona also monitoring his situation.

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Gundogan insists he's content at Man City amid exit talk

2019-06-12T10:29:08Z

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan claims he has not been in contact with Borussia Dortmund over a possible return to the club, with talks over an extension at the Etihad on the horizon.

The 28-year-old left Westfalenstadion to join up with Pep Guardiola's side in 2016 and he has since managed to rack up over 100 appearances for the club across all competitions.

However, Gundogan has only one year remaining on his existing contract and there has been some suggestion he could seek a move during the summer transfer window.

A return to Dortmund has been mooted as a possibility, but he insists that there is no substance to the rumours regarding his future.

Read the full story on Goal.

Giovani dos Santos close to Monterrey switch

2019-06-12T09:58:01Z

Ex-LA Galaxy and Barcelona forward Giovani dos Santos has been touted for a transfer to Mexican club Monterrey, according to Multimedia Deportes.

The 30-year-old has been a free agent since leaving the MLS in March and is currently training with the Mexico national side to maintain fitness.

Dos Santos was not included in El Tri's Copa America squad but he could return to his homeland at club level, with talks over a move "going smoothly".

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Icardi out, Dybala in at Inter?

2019-06-12T09:29:44Z

Inter are hoping to offload Mauro Icardi in the summer and are exploring the possibility of a swap deal with Juventus involving forward Paulo Dybala.

According to sources close to the talks, new Inter manager Antonio Conte wants the 26-year-old out, while the board are also keen to sell the Argentina international.

The Nerazzurri are pushing Serie A champions Juve to consider a deal that would include Dybala, who saw his role reduced at the club following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

Read the full story on Goal.

West Ham interested in Fornals

2019-06-12T08:58:56Z

Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals is the subject of interest from West Ham, according to The Guardian.

The Hammers are thought to be preparing a £24 million ($31m) bid for the Spaniard, with club boss Manuel Pellegrini desperate to strengthen his squad across the middle of the park.

Fornals contributed two goals and three assists in 35 La Liga outings for Villarreal last season.  

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Atletico emerge as frontrunners for Joao Felix

2019-06-12T08:28:28Z

Benfica midfielder Joao Felix is being touted for a summer switch to Atletico Madrid, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 19-year-old has a £105 million ($134m) release clause in his existing contract and his agent Jorge Mendes is advising him to ignore interest from Manchester City and Manchester United to complete a move to Wanda Metropolitano.

Mendes feels that Felix would develop quickly working under Diego Simeone at Atletico, who have funds to spare after selling Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich for £68 million ($87m).

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Lukaku casts doubt over Man United future

2019-06-12T07:58:07Z

Romelu Lukaku said he expects a "busy summer" as he cast doubts over his Manchester United future amid growing links to Inter.

Lukaku has emerged as a reported target for Antonio Conte's side after previously revealing it would be a "dream" to play in Serie A at some point in his career.

New Inter head coach Conte is reportedly keen to sign Lukaku, having missed out on the Belgium striker during his time in charge of Chelsea after he opted to join Premier League rivals United for £75 million ($95m) in 2017.

Read the full story on Goal.

Arsenal eye swoop for Roma's Pellegrini

2019-06-12T07:28:22Z

The Gunners are in the market for a new playmaker

Arsenal have identified AS Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini as a transfer target, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 22-year-old has a £27m ($34m) buy-out clause in his current contract and is also attracting interest from Tottenham, AC Milan and Inter Milan. 

Pellegrini contributed two goals and three assists in 25 Serie matches for Roma last season.

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Buffon touted for Porto switch

2019-06-12T06:58:05Z

Gianluigi Buffon could join FC Porto this summer after failing to earn a new contract at Paris Saint Germain - according to Tuttosport.

The 41-year-old goalkeeper moved to Parc des Prince on a one-year deal from Juventus last summer but wasn't retained after a mixed 2018-19 campaign.

Buffon could now be drafted in by Porto to replace Iker Casillas, who retired from football after a heart attack scare earlier in the year.

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Barcelona interested in West Brom teenager

2019-06-12T06:29:46Z

Barcelona are interested in signing 15-year-old West Brom striker Louie Barry, according to the Birmingham Mail.

The England U-16 international has attracted a number of potential suitors from across Europe with his performances over the last year and the Spanish champions are the latest to declare their interest.

Barry contributed four goals and three assists for West Brom's U-18 side in the 2018-19 campaign.

Oxlade-Chamberlain set for Liverpool extension

2019-06-12T06:08:25Z

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to sign a contract extension at Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old's current deal, which is worth £120,000 per week, runs out in three years and the club wants him to stay until at least 2023.

Chamberlain missed most of the 2018-19 campaign after sustaining a serious injury last summer.

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Man United want Ajax's Onana as De Gea replacement

2019-06-12T05:30:01Z

Manchester United have targeted ​Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as a replacement for David de Gea, should the Spanish goalkeeper leave this summer. 

The Sun report that the Old Trafford club have been impressed by the 23-year-old Cameroon international, who would be a much cheaper option to Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak​. 

Woodward to remain in charge of Man United transfers

2019-06-12T04:31:52Z

Ed Woodward will remain the man in charge of Manchester United's transfers as the club stalls on appointing a new technical director this summer. 

The Daily Mail claims that talks at the club have shifted from bringing in a technical director to working more as a committee to determine which players would fit well at Old Trafford. 

Milan target move for Liverpool's Lovren

2019-06-12T03:43:40Z

A.C. Milan are looking to land Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren. 

The centre-back is one of several targets for the Serie A side, according to Gianluca di Marzio​. 

De Gea set for new Man United contract offer

2019-06-12T03:27:23Z

Old Trafford club set to offer Spanish goalkeeper new terms

David De Gea is ready for a fresh contract offer from Manchester United, The Telegraph reports

The club have made it clear they won't be selling their star man this summer despite the risk of losing him on a free next summer. 

United have been unwilling to meet De Gea's wage demands over the last 18-months, but the club are going to offer up fresh terms in the hopes of ending the stalemate. 

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Lampard backed as Chelsea's Guardiola

2019-06-12T01:44:25Z

Rio Ferdinand has back Frank Lampard as Chelsea's answer to Pep Guardiola. 

Goal has confirmed that Lampard is set to meet with the Blues, with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag​ cautious over a potential move to Stamford Bridge. 

And the former Manchester United defender thinks it would be a stroke of genius from the London outfit, telling The Mirror: "He is the perfect choice. I will actually be surprised if they look elsewhere."

You can read more right here on Goal!

Sane shuts down Bayern talk

2019-06-12T01:05:13Z

Leroy Sane had no interest in talking about Bayern Munich on Tuesday following Germany's 8-0 thrashing of Estonia. 

The Manchester City winger has been linked with a return to the Bundesliga to play for the Bavarian giants, but was not willing to discuss the move with reporters. 

"I'm going on holiday now," he said. "Everything else will be seen. That's it with the questions about Bayern Munich."

Read the full story on Goal

Napoli ready €50m Lozano bid

2019-06-11T22:36:44Z

Napoli are preparing a €50 million (£45m/$57m) offer for PSV star Hirving Lozano.

The Mexico international has been heavily linked with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United over the last year thanks to his impressive performances for club and country.

But La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Napoli are hoping to pounce on the 23-year-old this summer by paying PSV €40m (£37m/$45m) up front with the rest in bonuses, while a five-year contract is waiting on Lozano's signature.

Tottenham make second Lo Celso bid

2019-06-11T22:29:14Z

Tottenham will return with a new offer for Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso after seeing their first attempt knocked back , The Mirror says.

Spurs reportedly offered around £53 million ($67m) in their first bid to land the 23-year-old midfielder, who scored 16 goals in all competitions while on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

Betis bought Lo Celso outright from PSG this summer but Spurs are hoping to convince them to let him go right away by going even higher, though the Spaniards may hold out for the £89m ($113m) in his release clause.

PSG set to complete De Ligt signing

2019-06-11T22:25:11Z

Agent Mino Raiola in Paris this week to finalise deal

Paris Saint-Germain expect to wrap up the signing of Matthijs de Ligt this week, journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

The 19-year-old Ajax captain has been courted by Barcelona, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Juventus during his rise to stardom in Amsterdam, but the French champions have now moved into pole position in the race to sign him.

His agent, Mino Raiola, will meet with PSG director Antero Henrique this week to finalise a deal and put an end to the saga.

Chelsea try to convince Sarri to stay

2019-06-11T22:13:21Z

Chelsea are trying to convince Maurizio Sarri to reject an offer from Juventus and stay at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian is being lined up to replace Massimiliano Allegri at the helm of the Serie A champions this summer.

But The Sun says Chelsea are not ready to let the 60-year-old go after he delivered the Europa League trophy and will make one last attempt to persuade him to reject a return to his homeland,

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Wan-Bissaka asks Palace to let him join Man Utd

2019-06-11T22:09:17Z

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has told Crystal Palace that he wants to join Manchester UnitedThe Sun reports.

United are reportedly lining up another bid after the Selhurst Park side rejected their initial offer for the right-back, whose contract runs until 2022.

But the 21-year-old has been dreaming of a move to Old Trafford and hopes Palace will let him go this summer.