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Harry Kane Tottenham 2019-20
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Inter eye £25m move for Everton's Kean

2020-04-20T22:00:46Z

Inter are considering a £25 million ($31m) move for Everton forward Moise Kean, claim the Daily Mail.

It is claimed Antonio Conte sees Kean as a potential partner for Romelu Lukaku up front if Lautaro Martinez leaves San Siro.

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Madrid to use 'Odegaard plan' on teenager Gelabert

2020-04-20T21:30:40Z

Real Madrid will loan out teenage prospect Cesar Gelabert in the hope he will flourish in the same way as Martin Odegaard at Real Sociedad, according to AS.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Lyon have all been linked with the attacking midfielder, with Real Zaragoza and Real Valladolid among the sides linked with a loan move.

Gelabert's contract at the Santiago Bernabeu runs out in the summer of 2021.

PSG & Valencia want De Sciglio

2020-04-20T21:00:02Z

Paris Saint-Germain and Valencia are both interested in signing full-back Mattia De Sciglio from Juventus, according to CalcioMercato.

The 27-year-old is reportedly keen on a move away to secure first-team football and fight for a place in Italy's squad at the rearranged European Championships.

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Agent: Tufan was 'very close' to Premier League move

2020-04-20T20:30:19Z

Fenerbahce and Turkey midfielder Ozan Tufan was "very close" to joining Crystal Palace in 2018, according to the player's agent.

“Ozan was very close to joining Crystal Palace in 2018," agent Utku Cenikli told Sabah.

"We were about to complete the deal but Palace informed us the deal is off at the last minute.

“After Bakary Sako got injured they said they have changed the priority and went for an attacker instead, and they signed [Alexander] Sorloth.”

Real Madrid could abandon Bernabeu for ghost games

2020-04-20T20:00:27Z

Real Madrid are looking to leave the Santiago Bernabeu and play at the 6,000-capacity Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium if La Liga resumes behind closed doors, according to the Daily Mail.

It is thought holding matches elsewhere would help accelerate the redevelopment of the Bernabeu, which is currently underway.

The pitches at the two stadiums are exactly the same dimensions, and Madrid are hoping to get the green light from La Liga.

Rodriguez told to move to Man Utd

2020-04-20T19:30:00Z

James Rodriguez has been told he should move to Manchester United by Colombia legend Faustino Asprilla.

"Manchester United would be a good place for James," Asprilla told Colombian radio station Blu Radio.

It’s been a while since they have been winning trophies and they are thinking about strengthening the team for next season."

James Rodriguez Real Madrid 2019-20

Leonardo planning significant PSG rebuild

2020-04-20T19:00:53Z

PSG sporting director Leonardo is planning a significant overhaul at the club, according to Le10Sport.

It is claimed Massimiliano Allegri is being targeted as a replacement for Thomas Tuchel as manager, with Miralem Pjanic of Juventus and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio also in PSG's sights.

'You can't ask for much more from Ighalo'

2020-04-20T18:30:46Z

Manchester United legend Andy Cole has been impressed with the contributions of surprise January signing Odion Ighalo.

The Nigeria forward has scored four goals in eight appearances for the Red Devils since his loan move from Shanghai Shenhua.

Read what Cole had to say here on Goal!

Arsenal set to miss out on Atletico's Partey

2020-04-20T18:00:46Z

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is ready to sign a new contract with the club, according to the Express.

Arsenal had been heavily linked with a move for the Ghana international, who had a reported release clause of around £43 million (€50m).

However, if he does commit to fresh terms, that figure is likely to increase significantly.

Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid 2019-20
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Bayern confident of Neuer extension

2020-04-20T17:30:15Z

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is confident goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will sign a new contract.

"We both know what we have in each other," Rummenigge told Bild

"And under these circumstances I am optimistic that we will find a solution in the end and that Manuel Neuer will sign a new contract. We have the world's best goalkeeper and we have already won everything with him."

Neuer recently hit out at the club after details of contract discussions were apparently leaked.

Phillips doesn't expect more Villa signings

2020-04-20T17:00:48Z

Aston Villa aren't likely to be making significant signings any time soon due to the amount they have already spent this season, according to former Villa forward Kevin Phillips.

“The biggest thing for Villa is to try and get some players out,” Phillips told Football Insider.

“Would there be enough money made available for Smith to restrengthen again given them spent £100 million last summer? I think they will be told they need to go with what they have got.

Davies signs new Bayern contract

2020-04-20T16:30:31Z

Alphonso Davies has signed a new five-year contract at Bayern Munich.

The 19-year-old Canada international has been a revelation for the Bundesliga giants at left-back, making 21 appearances so far this season.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Alphonso Davies new contract, Bayern Munich

Chelsea & Inter make Mertens offers

2020-04-20T16:00:01Z

Chelsea and Inter have both made offers to Napoli forward Dries Mertens, according to RAI journalist Paulo Paganini.

It is claimed both clubs have offered higher salaries than what the Belgian is currently receiving in Naples, and that Napoli may look to sign two forwards if he leaves.

Mertens' contract is due to expire at the end of June.

Bruce to be given time at Newcastle

2020-04-20T15:30:59Z

Steve Bruce will be given time to prove himself if the takeover of Newcastle goes ahead as expected, according to Sky Sports.

Max Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino have been linked as ambitious targets, with a return for Rafa Benitez also reported as a possibility.

Sancho heading for Man Utd over Liverpool – Redknapp

2020-04-20T14:59:16Z

Jadon Sancho looks like he is “going to end up” at Manchester United, says Jamie Redknapp, who had been hoping that Liverpool could do a deal for the Borussia Dortmund winger.

Transfer speculation continues to build around the highly-rated England international. Having left Manchester City for the Bundesliga in 2017, a homecoming is being mooted for the 20-year-old forward who has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence.

Sancho has starred for the German giants, with 20 goals and 28 assists recorded across the last two seasons. Those exploits have seen him register on the recruitment radar of leading sides across Europe, with heavyweight outfits in the Premier League leading the charge.

Read the full story on Goal.

David Silva in talks to return to Valencia

2020-04-20T14:29:18Z

David Silva is in talks with his old club Valencia over a possible return to the club this summer - according to ESPN.

The Spanish midfielder is due to become a free agent later in the year, but the coronavirus pandemic is complicating his proposed homecoming at Mestalla.

FIFA has suggested that all contracts set to expire on June 30 will be extended until the 2019-20 can be completed.

David Silva Manchester City 2019-20

Juve prepared to offer Pjanic & Sandro in Icardi deal

2020-04-20T13:59:38Z

Juventus are willing to use Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro as makeweights in any possible deal for Inter striker Mauro Icardi - according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The move will depend on Paris Saint-Germain taking up their option to sign the Argentine striker for €70 million (£61m/$76m) when his loan deal at Parc des Princes expires this summer.

Juve plan to swoop in with their own bid if Icardi's Inter exit is confirmed, which is likely to be a players-plus cash offer.

Liverpool yet to meet Brozovic asking price

2020-04-20T13:29:00Z

No club, including Liverpool, have met the €60 million (£52m/$65m) release clause in Marcelo Brozovic's contract at Inter, claims Calciomercato.

The Reds are being heavily linked with the Croatian midfielder, but no formal approach has been made as yet.

Kane out of reach for Man Utd

2020-04-20T12:59:58Z

Red Devils lack funds to complete deal for Spurs striker

Manchester United are re-evaluating their transfer strategy due to the coronavirus pandemic, which means they will be unable to splash the cash on Tottenham forward - according to The Guardian.

Spurs are likely to demand a fee within the region of £150 million ($186m) for a prized asset, but the Red Devils cannot match that valuation due to uncertainty surrounding budgets.

Kane has also been linked with Real Madrid and Juventus, with United set to drop out of the race for his signature ahead of the summer transfer window.

'Grealish would be a massive asset for any club'

2020-04-20T12:30:00Z

Jack Grealish is a “special player”, says Paul Merson, with it is easy to see why the likes of Manchester United are so keen on landing a creative influence who is trying to be “the school captain” at Aston Villa.

The former Villans star told Sky Sports: "With better players, he would be able to hold his position and would be a massive asset for any club in the Premier League."

Read the full story on Goal!

Juve want to take Icardi from PSG

2020-04-20T12:00:00Z

Juventus remain keen on Mauro Icardi but, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, will look to do a deal with Paris Saint-Germain, rather than Inter.

Ligue 1 giants have a purchase option at the end of a season-long loan and the Bianconeri will swoop in once that is triggered by offering Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro as part of a player-plus-cash agreement.

Mauro Icardi PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2019-20
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Arsenal eyeing up teenage sensation Francoise

2020-04-20T11:30:00Z

Arsenal are among those keeping a close eye on Rennes starlet Noah Francoise, reports Foot Mercato.

Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla are also monitoring the 16-year-old, who is not tied to professional terms with his current club in Ligue 1.

Gelabert set for new Real Madrid deal

2020-04-20T10:59:41Z

Real Madrid are ready to offer Cesar Gelabert a contract renewal - according to AS.

The 19-year-old is due to become a free agent this summer, but the Blancos plan to extend his current deal before sending him out on loan next season.

Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Lyon have been linked with Gelabert, who has yet to feature for Madrid's senior team.

Rangers close to completing permanent deal for Hagi

2020-04-20T10:29:58Z

Rangers are close to completing a move to make their loan of Ianis Hagi from Genk permanent due to a clause in their loan arrangement to buy him for £4.5 million.

This comes after both Real Madrid and Lazio were linked with the 21-year-old this month after he caught the eye in his 12 displays at Ibrox Stadium.

Rangers have been progressing the paperwork during the coronavirus-enforced break in play to secure the player who is highly regarded by Steven Gerrard and his coaching staff.

The youngster already has 10 caps for his national team and he fits the vision of the manager to mould his Scottish Premier League side around young talent.

Read the full story on Goal.

Real won't consider Hakimi sale

2020-04-20T09:59:25Z

Real Madrid have no intention of allowing Achraf Hakimi to leave, reports Marca.

He has been catching the eye during a productive loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, with the Blancos keen to welcome him back into the fold at Santiago Bernabeu.

Umtiti doesn't want to leave Barcelona

2020-04-20T09:30:00Z

Samuel Umtiti is eager to stay at Barcelona despite mounting transfer talk, claims Sport.

The France international defender has been heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou, but he has no desire to leave Catalunya.

Juve step up pursuit of Milik

2020-04-20T09:00:00Z

Juventus are stepping up their pursuit of Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, claims Tuttosport.

The Bianconeri are prepared to include Federico Bernardeschi as a makewight in any deal with a Serie A rival.

Dembele discusses Man Utd with Martial

2020-04-20T08:30:00Z

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele has discussed life at Manchester United with Anthony Martial, claims Sport.

The France international has sought out a fellow countryman amid renewed talk of him leaving Camp Nou in the next transfer window.

Inter prepared to submit offer for Everton forward Kean

2020-04-20T07:59:14Z

Inter are ready to submit an official bid for Everton striker Moise Kean - as the Express reports.

Antonio Conte sees the 20-year-old striker as the ideal man to come in and replace Lautaro Martinez, who looks set to join Barcelona this summer.

Kean has struggled in the Premier League since joining Everton from Juve for £25 million ($31m) last year, scoring just once in 22 appearances.

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Derby & Besiktas target Hart

2020-04-20T07:29:02Z

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart has emerged as a transfer target for both Derby County and Besiktas - according to The Sun.

The 33-year-old could join ex-England teammate Wayne Rooney at Pride Park when he becomes a free agent this summer.

A move to Turkey is also an option for Hart, who Besiktas want to bring in as a replacement for Loris Karius.

Arsenal approach Valencia over Rodrigo's availability

2020-04-20T06:59:57Z

The Gunners are on the lookout for a new striker

Arsenal have made contact with Valencia to discuss a potential deal for Spanish forward Rodrigo - according to The Mirror.

The Gunners will be in the market for extra attacking reinforcements this summer, as Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette continue to be linked with moves away from Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have already approached Valencia over Rodrigo, who could be available for around £50 million ($62m) later in the year.

Rodrigo Moreno Valencia 2019-20
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Juve consider De Sciglio sale

2020-04-20T06:29:34Z

Juventus may be ready to listen to offers for Mattia De Sciglio in the summer transfer window - according to Calcio Mercato.

Paris Saint-Germain and Valencia are both interested in the 27-year-old defender, who still has two years left to run on his current contract.

De Sciglio has yet to earn a regular place in Maurizio Sarri's line up at Juve, and may seek a new challenge away from the club when the market reopens.

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James Rodriguez told to move to Man Utd

2020-04-20T06:00:00Z

James Rodriguez should target a move to Manchester United, according to his Colombian compatriot Faustino Asprilla.

James has falled out of favour at Real and spent the previous two seasons on loan at Bayern.

The Mirror reports Asprilla believes James should hold out for a move to Old Trafford as they are a club on the up.

"Manchester United would be a good place for James," Asprilla reportedly told Colombian radio station Blu Radio.

"It’s been a while since they have been winning trophies and they are thinking about strengthening the team for next season.

"They’ve got good players – like Juan Mata, who plays in a similar style to James, although he’s a little more dynamic and attacking but I think James could easily fit into that side."

Man Utd need to sign Sancho, Kane and Grealish, says Shearer

2020-04-20T05:00:00Z

Manchester United need to sign Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane and Jack Grealish if they want to start competing for trophies, according to Premier League legend Alan Shearer.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013, United have struggled to be in the league title race - with their best finish a distant second to Man City in 2017-18 - while they haven't been a contender in the Champions League either.

With the coronavirus-forced hiatus having a significant effect on football worldwide, Shearer feels the Red Devils are in an ideal position to pounce on their preferred transfer targets.

United have been consistently linked to the signatures of Sancho, Kane and Grealish, and Shearer believes the trio could catapult the Reds to a championship-winning level.

Read the full story on Goal.

Messi will finish his career at Barcelona, says Fabregas

2020-04-20T03:00:00Z

Cesc Fabregas is convinced that Lionel Messi will finish his career as a one-club man and retire at Barcelona. 

The Argentine moved to Spain with Barca at the age of 13 and has been at Camp Nou ever since, breaking countless records as he has led one of the greatest teams in club history. 

Recently, however, there have been murmurs that all is not well between Messi and the Catalans, with a move to Manchester City mooted for the summer prior to the Premier League side's Champions League ban. 

Nevertheless, there is no doubt in Fabregas' mind that his former team-mate and close friend will bow out at Camp Nou.

Read the full story on Goal.

Setien speaks about Barcelona's chances of signing Lautaro Martinez

2020-04-20T02:22:24Z

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien said he was neither "pessimistic or optimistic" about potentially signing Inter forward Lautaro Martinez.

Martinez, 22, is linked with a move to the La Liga giants after scoring 16 goals in 31 games for Inter this season.

Barcelona are also reportedly interested in bringing Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar back to Camp Nou.

Setien was unsure about Barca's chances of signing Martinez, while saying the coronavirus pandemic would impact transfers.

Read the full story on Goal.

Gyan determined to play on

2020-04-19T23:30:05Z

Ghana international Asamoah Gyan reveals he is not considering hanging up his boots anytime soon despite calls to do so.

The 34-year-old's game has significantly slowed down in recent years, largely due to a combination of injuries and ageing.

He is currently on the books of Indian Super League side North East United.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Sancho agrees to Man Utd move

2020-04-19T22:55:18Z

The young England prodigy looks ready to switch clubs

Manchester United are increasingly confident of securing a transfer for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho. 

The Sun claims that the 20-year-old has already agreed to the finer details of a move to Old Trafford including salary, bonuses and length of contract. 

United, however, must still finalise a fee with Dortmund, who are set to demand a record transfer amount for a British club. 

Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 2019-20

Leeds hoping to secure permanent deal for White

2020-04-19T22:45:02Z

Brighton defender Ben White could turn his current loan at Leeds United into a permanent move, according to the Express

White has impressed for the Championship side this season and the coronavirus crisis could mean Leeds can sign him at a lower price. 

Nasri facing Anderlecht sacking

2020-04-19T22:30:13Z

Former Arsenal and Manchester City star Samir Nasri is set to be sacked by Belgian club Anderlecht, reports Derniere Huere via the Daily Mail

Nasri has reportedly failed to keep the club up to date on his movements during the coronavirus crisis - something every other play at Anderlecht have been able to do. 

The Frenchman had made just eight appearances for the side this season, scoring two goals. 

PSG to offer Neymar bumper new contract

2020-04-19T22:15:18Z

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Neymar a salary worth €38 million ($41m) a season should he remain at the club, according to Sport

The new contract would last until 2025 and may also include further bonuses. 

Neymar has been heavily linked with a potential return to Barcelona but the coronavirus crisis has cast doubt on the transfer. 

Neymar PSG Dortmund 2019-20

Real Madrid ready to sell Bale and Rodriguez

2020-04-19T22:02:51Z

Zidane is ready to freshen up his squad

La Liga giants Real Madrid are looking to sell both Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez as part of a summer clear out, reports AS

Los Blancos hope to profit on current players before themselves making any signings over the off-season with Lucas Vazquez, Mariano Diaz, Alvaro Odriozola and Nacho Fernandez also set to be put on the market. 

Should Real offload all six players, the club would reportedly wipe a massive €75 million ($81m) from their annual wage bill.