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Middleton will sign for Hibs on loan

2019-08-04T22:30:28Z

Hibernian have hijacked NAC Brede's bid to sign Rangers starlet Glenn Middleton.

The winger seemed destined for a move to the Eredivisie but the Edinburgh club swooped at the eleventh hour.

The 19-year-old will remain in Scotland and spend a year-long loan at Paul Heckingbottom's club.

West Ham close on centre-back

2019-08-04T22:00:37Z

Football London says West Ham are close to signing a defender, but not one of the ones they've been linked with.

U.S. international Aaron Long cannot get a work permit, and the club are not interested in Gary Cahill, sasy the report.

Instead they will sign an unnamed "teenage Portuguese defender" to augment a backline that shipped 12 pre-season goals.

Greenwood to leave Man Utd Women for Lyon

2019-08-04T21:45:12Z

England Women's international Alex Greenwood will leave Manchester United to join Lyon, the club have announced.

Brentford close to Mbuemo signing

2019-08-04T21:30:35Z

Teenage winger Bryan Mbuemo will swap Troyes in France for Brentford in a deal that could be worth £7m ($9m).

West London Sport say the France Under-20 international has already completed a medical.

The deal should be announced on Monday by the Bees, says the paper.

Mignolet set for Club Brugge move

2019-08-04T21:15:04Z

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will leave Anfield to return home to Belgium with Club Brugge.

The 31-year-old was unhappy with life as Alisson's backup on Merseyside and had asked for a transfer so he could play first team football.

The 'keeper will cost the Belgian champions up to £8m ($10m) if bonus targets are met.

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Spurs agree Lo Celso fee

2019-08-04T21:00:34Z

Tottenham will pay an initial £52m for Betis star

The Daily Record says that Tottenham have agreed a fee with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso.

The Argentina international will cost the north London club an initial £52m ($63m) with a potential £8m in add-ons.

Lo Celso would be the second midfielder to join Spurs this season, after Tanguy Ndombele joined in a club-record deal,

 

Inter bid €80m for Lukaku

2019-08-04T20:54:21Z

Tancredi Palmeri reports that Inter have bid €80m (£73m/$89m) for Romelu Lukaku.

Palmeri suggests this offer is different as a potential swap deal with Juventus featuring Paulo Dybala has fallen through.

As a result, the Red Devils have not immediately rejected the bid, as they did earlier in the season.

 

Leicester look to Ajer as Maguire replacement

2019-08-04T20:45:29Z

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers may raid his former club Celtic as the Foxes look to replace Harry Maguire.

Maguire is expected to join Manchester United in the coming days and Rodgers believes Hoops centre-half Kristoffer Ajer could fill the England international's boots.

Rodgers signed Norway international Ajer for £500,000 in 2017, but will have to spend £15m ($18m) to sign him again, says The Daily Star.

Leeds see Kent as Roofe replacement

2019-08-04T20:30:16Z

Phil Hay is reporting that Leeds United have indentified Liverpool's Ryan Kent as a replacement should Kemar Roofe join Anderlecht.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa said he's be unhappy if Roofe leaves, but the move seems likely.

Bielsa has long admired Kent, who starred on-loan at Rangers last season, says Hay.

 

Celtic eye Kingsley as Tierney replacement

2019-08-04T20:15:43Z

Football Scotland say Celtic think Hull's Stephen Kingsley could be an ideal replacement for Kieran Tierney if he leaves the club this summer.

The Glasgow club expect Arsenal to submit a third bid for Tierney after already having two rejected.

Kingsley made 27 appearances for the Tigers in the Championship last season.

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Wickham set for Championship move

2019-08-04T20:00:34Z

Crystal Palace may be willing to loan Connor Wickham out next season and a host of Championship clubs are interested.

The Sun says Bristol City, Reading and Stoke would be willing to give the striker a chance to prove his fitness.

Wickham has made just 19 appearances in three injury-ravaged seasons for the Eagles, but has played a full part in pre-season.

Norwich in for Sevilla pair

2019-08-04T19:45:08Z

Norwich City are interested in loan deals for defender Joris Gnagnon and midfielder Ibrahim Amadou of Sevilla, says Estadio Deportivo.

Sevilla are looking to trim their squad ahead of the La Liga season and the Premier League new boys may hand the pair, who are valued at a combined €18m a chance to play next season.

The loan deals may include options to buy but Sevilla's valuations are too high for immediate permanent trasnsfers, says the report.

Conte hopeful of Lukaku deal

2019-08-04T19:30:05Z

Inter boss Antonio Conte says his team is still working to sign Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is likely to leave Old Trafford this summer after falling out of favour with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of last season.

Inter were thought to be the most likely destination but Juventus and Napoli are now in for the forward.

"We continue to work on it in the best possible way," Conte told a press conference.

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Frank refuses to rule out Benrahma departure

2019-08-04T19:15:56Z

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has said Said Benrhama's future with the club is in doubt.

The Bees boss was addressing specuiaton linking the Algeria international with a move to Aston Villa to rejoin former manager Dean Smith.

"it's a good question, We'll see on Thursday at 5 pm," Frank said, referencing the end of the English transfer window.

Barcelona move for Neymar 'ruled out for now'

2019-08-04T19:00:00Z

A deal to bring Neymar back to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain should be ruled out at this time, according to Jordi Cardoner, the vice president of the La Liga champions.

"As of today, there's no Neymar case, as the president said, and it's complicated," he said. "We are passive actors. We know he's not happy in Paris and it's a situation that needs to be resolved in Paris.

"Today, at this time, it's ruled out."

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Berghuis signs new Feyenoord deal

2019-08-04T18:45:00Z

Steven Berghuis has put pen-to-paper on a new deal at Feyenoord that will keep him at the club for the next three years.

The 27-year-old midfielder was loaned from Watford in the club's title-winning 2016-17 season, but signed a permanent deal in the summer of 2017. The Dutchman went on to be named their most valuable player the following campaign.

Guardiola: City couldn't afford Harry Maguire

2019-08-04T18:30:00Z

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has congratulated cross-city rivals Manchester United on the imminent signing of Harry Maguire, and conceded that his own club “could not afford” the Leicester defender.

Speaking to the media following his side’s penalty shootout win over Liverpool in the Community Shield on Sunday, Guardiola admitted he was keen to take the England man to Etihad Stadium this summer.

The stumbling block, however, was a transfer fee of £80 million.

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United pull the plug on Dybala deal

2019-08-04T18:15:00Z

Club chiefs raise concerns over player's 'desire'

Manchester United have backed out of a deal to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, reports The Telegraph.

Old Trafford bosses are understood to have voiced reservations regarding the Argentinian's desire to move to the club, and have decided to call time on the swap deal that would have seen Romelu Lukaku move in the opposite direction.

The player's wage demands and agents’ fees are also said to have played a part in United's decision.

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Simeone says Griezmann left Atletico at the right time

2019-08-04T18:00:00Z

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone harbours no ill feelings towards Antoine Griezmann following his move to Barcelona, and is adamant it was better to leave when he did instead of staying and potentially ruining their relationship.

"He is young, he has talent, he is an extraordinary boy whom I love very much, and the best way to maintain this affection is from respect," said Simeone.

"I understand that others also have needs. As long as others have needs that do not alter mine, it is great. If the needs of he who remains alter my needs, we may not end up as friends any more."

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Former Liverpool star 'surprised' at club's lack of summer signings

2019-08-04T17:45:00Z

Former Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton has admitted he is surprised that Jurgen Klopp has not added to his squad during the current transfer window.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the 57-year-old ex-Republic of Ireland international said: "He (Klopp) has always went out there and brought in the right player at the right time, just this time around I’m slightly surprised Liverpool haven’t gone out there and brought in one or two more additions just to improve the squad.

"Don’t forget, there’s a few who have left. Moreno has gone, Sturridge has gone amongst others, so you have depleted the squad and I think you have to add to that."

Holgate wanted by three Premier League clubs ahead of transfer deadline

2019-08-04T17:30:00Z

Everton defender Mason Holgate is being pursued by the Premier League trio of Sheffield United, Bournemouth and Burnley ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline, reports the Daily Mail.

The Merseysiders are understood to be reluctant sellers in terms of a permanent move, but could be swayed by a fee of £8million or more.

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Vydra requests move

2019-08-04T17:15:47Z

Burnley striker Matej Vydra has asked to leave the club in search of regular first-team football, reports Lancs Live.

The 27-year-old, who joined the Clarets from Derby last summer, made just three league starts last season.

Championship side Leeds are believed to be among a number of clubs interested in the former Watford frontman.

Napoli have discussed Lukaku transfer

2019-08-04T17:00:41Z

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed he has discussed the possibility of signing Romelu Lukaku, but put talk of a bid being made down to a ploy to drive up the Manchester United striker's valuation.

Lukaku, not used in any of United's six pre-season friendlies, has previously talked up a "dream" move to Serie A and is wanted by Inter and Italian champions Juventus.

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Tottenham to include Onomah in Sessegnon deal

2019-08-04T16:45:07Z

Tottenham will include academy graduate Josh Onomah in their deal to sign Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon, reports the Daily Mail.

Spurs aim to complete the £30 million ($36.4m) signing of Sessegnon this week and hope including Onomah in the deal will speed up the transfer.

Onomah, who has made 32 appearances for Tottenham, spent last season on loan at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Bartomeu hints at more Barcelona signings

2019-08-04T16:30:25Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says more signings are anticipated before the close of the La Liga transfer window as speculation over a bid for Neymar continues.

The Spanish champions secured the arrival of Junior Firpo from Real Betis on Sunday to take their spending in 2019 beyond €230m (£210m/$256m).

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Swansea close in on Kalulu loan

2019-08-04T16:15:26Z

Swansea City are set to sign French forward Aldo Kalulu from Swiss side Basel on a season-long loan, according to BBC Sport.

The Championship side are keen to bolster their forward line after selling Daniel James to Manchester United and Oli McBurnie to Sheffield United this summer.

Kalulu joined Basel from Lyon 12 months ago but failed to score in 17 appearances for the club last season.

Newcastle agree Krafth deal

2019-08-04T16:00:06Z

Newcastle are set to sign Sweden full-back Emil Krafth after reaching agreement with his club Amiens, according to Courrier Picard.

The 25-year-old wasn't included in the Amiens squad for Saturday's friendly against Leganes in anticpation of his move to St James' Park.

The Magpies had an inital bid worth around €1.5 million (£1.4m/$1.7m) rejected but are believed to have made a second bid that has been deemed acceptable.

Evans set for Fleetwood move

2019-08-04T15:45:11Z

Sheffield United striker Ched Evans is set to join Fleetwood on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell last season, reports the Daily Mail.

The 30-year-old has been told he is surplus to requirements at Bramall Lane as they prepare for life back in the Premier League.

Evans scored 18 goals for League One outfit Fleetwood last season.

Sporting braced for fresh Fernandes offer

2019-08-04T15:30:40Z

Sporting are expecting a new offer from Manchester United for midfielder Bruno Fernandes imminently, according to AS.

Both United and Tottenham have shown interest in Fernandes but neither side have matched Sporting's €70 million (£64m/$78m) of the 24-year-old.

Sporting have even offered Fernandes out to other European clubs, including Real Madrid, in an attempt to force the Premier League duo into action.

Duo in for Mitroglou

2019-08-04T15:00:53Z

Leganes and Nantes have made a loan offer for Marseille's Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou, according to Yahoo Sport via Foot 01.

Mitroglou is currently six months into an 18 month loan spell at Turkish Galatasaray.

However, they are willing to let 31-year-old leave this summer and are even willing to cover a portion of wages to ensure the deal goes through.

Dybala deal held up by image rights row

2019-08-04T14:30:08Z

Manchester United's bid to sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus is being held up by a disagreement over the player's image rights, according to the Mirror.

The Red Devils hope to sign Dybala in a swap deal involving Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

However, the transfer is being threatened by a potential legal battle involving Dybala’s image rights company as they look to ensure the deal doesn't leave the 25-year-old out of pocket.

Brighton close in on Maupay

2019-08-04T14:15:00Z

Brighton will seal the club record £20 million ($24.2m) signing of Brentford's Neal Maupay in next 24 hours, according to Talksport.

French forward Maupay is expected to sign a four-year deal at the Seagulls.

The 22-year-old, who has also attracted interest from Aston Villa and Sheffield United, scored 28 goals in all competitions for Brentford last season.

Watford reject Toffees' Doucoure bid

2019-08-04T14:00:07Z

Watford have rejected a £32 million ($38.9m) bid from Everton for midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, according to the Watford Observer.

The Toffees are expected to return with a second offer for the 26-year-old before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Everton boss Marco Silva is familiar with Doucoure's abilities following his short spell in charge at Vicarage Road two seasons ago.

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Napoli eye James loan deal

2019-08-04T13:45:03Z

Napoli are still keen on Real Madrid's James Rodriguez but are only interested in signing the Colombian on loan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

There are question marks over the futures of several Madrid players, including James, as Zinedine Zidane looks to trim down his squad ahead of the new season.

Napoli have no interest in a permanent deal but are willing to wait right until the transfer deadline, when they believe Real will change their stance and allow James to leave on loan.

Palace on brink of Camarasa deal

2019-08-04T13:30:17Z

Crystal Palace hope to complete the signing of Victor Camarasa from Real Betis within the next 48 hours, according to the Independent.

The Eagles will sign Camarasa on a season-long loan with an obligation to make the move permanent for around €15 million (£13.7m/$16.7m) next summer.

Spaniard Camarasa spent last season on loan at Cardiff where he made 32 appearances, scoring five goals.

Milan set for Correa talks

2019-08-04T13:15:37Z

AC Milan are set to hold further talks with Atletico Madrid this week as they look to seal a deal for forward Angel Correa, according to Gazzetta Sportiva via Calciomercato.

Atletico are willing to sell Correa this summer and the Argentine is keen on a move to San Siro but the two clubs have yet to agree a fee.

AC Milan have offered €40 million (£36.6m/$44.5m) rising to €48m (£44m/$53.4m) after bonuses but Atletico are demanding a fee in the region of €50m (£46m/$56m).

Man Utd agree Mandzukic deal

2019-08-04T13:00:09Z

Croatian striker on verge of move to Old Trafford

Manchester United are set to sign Mario Mandzukic from Juventus after agreeing terms with the Croatian striker, reports the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils will pay in the region of £15 millon ($18.2m) for the 33-year-old, who will sign a three-year deal worth £6.2m a year.

United see Mandzukic as the ideal replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who is expected to leave the club before Thursday's transfer deadline.

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Napoli eye Lozano

2019-08-04T12:45:14Z

Napoli are preparing a bid for PSV Eindhoven's Mexico forward Hirving Lozano, according to Tuttosport.

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti views Lozano as the type of player they need to challenge Juventus for the title next season.

Once a deal for Lozano is finalised Ancelotti will allow Simone Verdi to leave for Torino.

Asano leaves Arsenal

2019-08-04T12:30:10Z

Arsenal striker Takuma Asano has joined Serbian side Partizan Belgrade on a permanent deal.

Asano joined the Gunners from Sanfrecce Hiroshima in July 2016 but leaves having failed to make a first-team appearance for the club.

Berghuis signs Feyenoord extension

2019-08-04T12:12:05Z

Steven Berghuis has signed a contract extension with Feyenoord that will keep him at the Dutch side until 2022.

Berghuis joined Feyenoord from Watford on an initial loan deal two years ago and became a key player for the Rotterdam side.

PSV were reportedly trying to sign the Netherlands international this summer, but Feyenoord have confirmed he is staying put for a few more years.

Arter leaves Bournemouth for Fulham

2019-08-04T11:59:30Z

Harry Arter is closing in on a move to Fulham from Bournemouth, according to Independent.

The Ireland international was left out of the Bournemouth squad for their final pre-season friendly with a move looking imminent.

He will join Fulham on an initial loan deal after the likes of Sheffield United, Cardiff and Stoke showed interest.

Crystal Palace loan Sorloth to Turkish side

2019-08-04T11:44:13Z

Crystal Palace have sent striker Alexander Sorloth on loan to Trabzonspor.

The 23-year-old joined the Eagles in January 2018 but has made just 20 appearances for the club, as he was sent on loan to Gent last term.

Now the ex-Groningen forward will spend a year in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor, who are looking to improve on last season's fourth place finish.

RB Leipzig & Galatasaray battle for €20m Calhanoglu

2019-08-04T11:27:34Z

RB Leipzig and Galatasaray are eager to sign Hakan Calhanoglu this summer, but will have to pay around €20 million (£18m/$22m) to get him, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

AC Milan are willing to let the Turkey international leave after just two years at San Siro after they added midfielders Ismael Bennacer and Rade Krunic to the squad.

Barcelona sign Junior Firpo

2019-08-04T11:13:32Z

Barcelona have announced the signing of Junior Firpo from Real Betis.

The Catalan side have landed the 21-year-old as Jordi Alba's eventual successor, handing him a five-year contract.

Everton complete €30m Moise Kean signing

2019-08-04T10:57:15Z

Everton have signed Moise Kean from Juventus for a reported €30 million (£27m/$33m), it has been confirmed.

The 19-year-old striker has signed a five-year deal with the Toffees and becomes their fifth signing of the close-season.

Lo Celso to earn €4m per year at Tottenham

2019-08-04T10:40:53Z

Giovani Lo Celso has agreed a five-year contract worth €4 million per season with Tottenham as he nears a move to England.

Spurs are in talks with Real Betis over the signing of the Argentine, but are yet to reach an agreement over a price. Lo Celso, however, has already discussed personal terms with Tottenham, La Gazetta dello Sport says, and is set for a big rise in pay.

Perin leaving Juventus for Monaco

2019-08-04T10:24:21Z

Monaco and Juventus are in talks over a deal for goalkeeper Mattia Perin, Tuttosport says.

Juventus want to offload the 26-year-old, who looked set to join Benfica earlier this summer. Monaco will likely fork over €3 million to take him on loan for a season before giving up another €12m to get him on a permanent basis.

Rooney eyes Man Utd coach role

2019-08-04T10:10:37Z

Wayne Rooney plans on returning to Manchester United as a coach once he gives up playing football, The Sun reports.

The former England striker is currently plying his trade in MLS with DC United but his contract expires in 2020 and he is considering his options.

And the 33-year-old could be heading back to Old Trafford in the future as he wants to be part of the United staff.

Man City offer €35m plus Danilo for Cancelo

2019-08-04T09:55:05Z

English champions make another push to land full-back

Manchester City will increase their offer for Juventus star Joao Cancelo to €35 million and offer Danilo in exchange.

The Premier League champions have wanted 25-year-old right-back and winger Cancelo for some time, while Juve have been trying to sign Danilo this summer.

City have opted to increase their offer for Cancelo by €5m and are willing to throw Danilo in to entice the Turin side.

Danilo's wage demands was hindering Juve's move for him, but they are now willing to increase their salary offer if they get Cancelo off the wage budget and the extra money from City.

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Man Utd to sign €10m teen Mejbri from Monaco

2019-08-04T09:42:37Z

16-year-old will sign five-year contract at Old Trafford

Manchester United will complete the €10 million (£9m/$11m) signing of Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco on Tuesday.

Le Parisien claims the 16-year-old will sign a five-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit, though his deal will not come into effect until January 21 next year, when he turns 17.

United will pay half the fee up front with the rest in bonuses to land Mejbri, who is already in Manchester and met with Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.

Roma demand extra €20m for Dzeko

2019-08-04T09:26:54Z

Roma have increased their asking price for Inter target Edin Dzeko by €20 million (£18m/$22m), La Repubblica says.

Inter have named the 33-year-old as a cheaper alternative to Romelu Lukaku, who looks set to join Juventus instead.

But signing Dzeko is not going to be easy, as Inter have already had a €15m (£14m/$17m) bid rejected and Roma have warned them they will have to add another €20m in bonuses if they want him this year.

Koubek to leave Rennes for Augsburg

2019-08-04T09:11:35Z

Augsburg are close to the signing of Czech goalkeeper Tomas Koubek from Rennes, L'Equipe says.

The Ligue 1 side want to offload the 26-year-old as they are set to finalise the signing of Edouard Mendy from Reims.

Augsburg will pay around €8 million to sign Koubek, who will sign a four-year contract.

Inter willing to let Icardi rot on bench

2019-08-04T08:58:58Z

Inter are prepared to let Mauro Icardi sit on the bench for the rest of his contract instead of selling him, La Gazzetta dello Sport says.

The Argentine has constantly been linked with a move away from San Siro, but he is in no rush to leave the Nerazzurri and they do not want to sell him.

While Icardi looks set to remain beyond this transfer window, his situation could get worse as the club are happy to let him sit on the bench for another two years without getting a game.

PSG & Barca agree Neymar loan with option to buy

2019-08-04T08:45:47Z

Rakitic could be sent to France as part of the deal

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are close to agreeing a loan deal for Neymar, according to Sport.

The two sides are in talks over a temporary move includes an option for Barca to buy the Brazilian star next summer.

The Blaugrana could send Ivan Rakitic to PSG as part of the deal to help lower the French side's €300 million asking price.

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Man Utd to get Dybala & Mandzukic in Lukaku exchange

2019-08-04T08:28:36Z

Juventus happy to let both attackers leave

Manchester United are close to signing Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala from Juventus in exchange for Romelu Lukaku.

The Times reports the Old Trafford outfit are waiting on Dybala to agree to their offer before the swap goes through.

The deal will allow Juve to sign Lukaku without paying a transfer fee while allowing them to cut two players from the wage bill.

Juventus plot bids for Man City & Barca players

2019-08-04T08:12:44Z

Juventus are ready to open talks with Manchester City over full-back Danilo and are also preparing a bid for Barcelona's Juan Miranda.

The Serie A side have been interested in Danilo for some time but have been unable to work out a deal with City. After talks with the Brazilian's agent, Calciomercato Juve believe they can convince the Premier League champions to sell.

They will then turn their attention to 19-year-old left-back Miranda by offering Barcelona €10 million plus bonuses to let him move to Turin.

Rakitic & Strootman top Inter's list of midfield targets

2019-08-04T07:56:46Z

Inter have begun the search for a new midfielder after the departure of Radja Nainggolan this summer.

The Nerazzurri have been busy trying to sign a new striker in the transfer window, but they need strengthening in the middle of the pitch, too.

And La Gazzetta dello Sport says the Serie A side have named Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Marseille's Kevin Strootman as their top targets for the position.

Coutinho not interested in leaving Barcelona on loan

2019-08-04T07:39:36Z

Philippe Coutinho will not be leaving Barcelona on loan this summer.

The Brazilian has been linked to several clubs in this transfer window, with the latest reports suggesting he could be set for a temporary switch to Arsenal.

But Mundo Deportivo says the former Liverpool star has no intention of leaving Camp Nou on loan this summer, while Barca have not told him they want him gone.

AC Milan confirm Bennacer signing

2019-08-04T07:21:03Z

AC Milan have signed Ismael Bennacer from Empoli, it has been confirmed.

The 21-year-old midfielder spent two years with Empoli and made 77 appearances to convince the Rossoneri to swoop for him this summer.

Sane & Bayern reach agreement

2019-08-04T06:57:33Z

German champions must strike deal with Manchester City

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has reached a personal agreement with Bayern Munich, Sky Sport in Germany says.

The German giants have been open about their desire to sign the winger, though City are trying to get him to sign a new contract.

And the latest report says Sane has agreed to a yearly salary of €18 million, but the two teams must sit down to negotiate a fee.

Barcelona to announce new signing today

2019-08-04T06:39:15Z

Barcelona will announce the signing of Junior Firpo from Real Betis on Sunday, Mundo Deportivo says.

The Catalan side reached an agreement with their fellow La Liga side earlier in the weekend, convincing them to lower their asking price slightly.

The 22-year-old has been signed as a replacement for Jordi Alba.

Everton want Zouma on loan

2019-08-04T06:20:15Z

Everton are still hopeful of signing Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea for another seasonDaily Star says.

The defender spent last term on loan at the Toffees and made 36 appearances in the Premier League. He is part of Frank Lampard's squad ahead of next season as the Blues are serving a transfer ban and cannot sign new players, but Everton hope they can still lure him to Goodison Park.

Pep eyes moves for Isco and Ake

2019-08-04T04:49:15Z

Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to make late moves for Isco and Nathan Ake, according to The Express

Ake is being targeted with Manchester United on the verge of landing primary target Harry Maguire, while the money saved will let the club move for Real Madrid's Isco. 

Van de Beek: Ajax are talking to Madrid

2019-08-04T04:35:07Z

Ajax star Donny van de Beek confirmed Real Madrid are in talks with the Eredivisie champions over his transfer. 

Van de Beek has emerged as a €60 million (£55m/$67m) target for La Liga giants Madrid, who have been unable to prise Paul Pogba from Manchester United.

"It is true that Madrid are in talks with Ajax, but I can't say any more," Van de Beek told Fox Sports following the draw. 

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Pogba fears being priced out of Real Madrid move

2019-08-04T03:26:13Z

Midfielder worried massive cost will keep La Liga giants away

Paul Pogba is afraid he'll be priced out of his dream move to Real Madrid this summer. 

According to The Mirror Real Madrid face a massive £270 million ($328m)​ bill to land the midfielder from Manchester United, leaving the France midfielder worried that no deal will get done. 

New York Red Bulls add defender to MLS roster

2019-08-04T02:22:13Z

The New York Red Bulls have signed RB2 defender Rece Buckmaster to an MLS contract. 

The 23-year-old was a 2019 SuperDraft pick for New York but spent the majority of his time with the club's USL outfit. 

Juanfran signs with Sao Paulo

2019-08-04T02:11:29Z

Dani Alves has a new team-mate at Sao Paulo, with former Atletico Madrid right-back Juanfran having also joined the club. 

Both defeders signed on free transfers and join a team that sit fifth in the Brazilian top flight. 

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Falcao wants move away from Monaco

2019-08-04T00:12:29Z

Radamel Falcao has admitted that he is "studying" offers to move away from Monaco, with the club having declined to offer him an extension to his current contract.  

"The truth is that I still have a year of contract and the club did not offer me an extension," he said after Saturday's 1-0 friendly win over Sampdoria. 

"So I have to think about my future, my family.  

"I am studying the offers I have been offered. These are good opportunities for my career.  

"I have to think about my family." 

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Lille set to welcome €19m Yazici

2019-08-03T23:00:00Z

Trabzonspor attacking midfielder Yusuf Yazici is set to join Lille, according to FootMercato, with a €19 million (£17.4m/$21.1m) fee agreed between the clubs.

The 22-year-old Turkish international's move could be completed fairly quickly with personal terms already thought to be agreed.

He registered four goal and two assists in 30 Super Lig appearances last season, having managed ten and five respectively in the previous campaign.

Bristol City set to sign Monaco talent Massengo

2019-08-03T22:45:00Z

Bristol City have agreed a deal of €8 million (£7.3m/$8.9m) plus a 20 per cent sell-on fee to sign Monaco teenager Han-Noah Massengo, report RMC.

The 18-year-old is set for a medical with the Championship club within the next 48 hours, with the Robins looking to spend some of the £20 million they have brought in for defender Adam Webster.

Massengo has made seven first-team appearances for Monaco, including games against Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid in last season's Champions League group stage.

Han-Noah Massengo of AS Monaco
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Benfica plot €6m swoop for teenager Pavlovic

2019-08-03T22:30:00Z

Benfica are interested in Partizan Belgrade's young defender Strahinja Pavlovic, claim O Jogo.

The Portuguese giants are preparing a bid of €6 million (£5.5m/$6.7m) for the 18-year-old, which could be enough to tempt Partizan to sell.

He established himself in the first team last season but isn't expected to stick around for too long with Juventus and an unknown Premier League club also thought to have registered an interest.

Cincinnati take Celtic defender on loan

2019-08-03T22:15:00Z

Cincinnati take Celtic defender on loan 

Celtic defender Andrew Gutman has joined FC Cincinnati on loan until the end of the 2020 MLS season. 

The 22-year-old American joined Celtic on a three-year deal in January, and spent the latter half of last season on loan at Charlotte Independence. 

“We are excited to add Andrew to our roster,” general manager Gerard Nijkamp told the club's website. “He is an exciting young player that will add balance to our backline. We look forward to getting him acclimated with our club and the city of Cincinnati.”

Lukaku rejects offer from Napoli

2019-08-03T22:00:00Z

Forward still keen on joining Juventus

Napoli have entered the race to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, according to Alfredo Pedulla.

Juventus had been the favourites to sign the Belgian with Paulo Dybala going the other way, but Inter have also joined the scrap in recent days.

Lukaku is thought to be keen on Juve, however, and has reportedly rejected the offer from Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli.