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Odion Ighalo Manchester United 2019-20

Inter expect Newcastle to sign Lazaro


Inter are confident that Newcastle will take up the option to sign Valentino Lazaro permanently at the end of his loan spell at St James' Park - according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The Magpies will pay £22 million ($27m) to bring the 24-year-old on to their books this summer, with head coach Steve Bruce impressed by the midfielder's contribution since his January arrival on Tyneside.

Inter are happy to part ways with Lazaro, who has scored once in his first five appearances for Newcastle.

Sancho can give Liverpool more longevity - Heskey


Jadon Sancho will be a great "asset" to Liverpool if he completes a switch to Anfield from Borussia Dortmund, according to Emile Heskey, who feels the winger can help freshen up Jurgen Klopp's squad.

The former Manchester City academy prospect has been tipped to return to the Premier League when the transfer window reopens, with a number of high profile potential suitors waiting in the wings.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been credited with an interest in Sancho, who is reportedly valued in excess of £100 million ($121m) by Dortmund.

Read the full story on Goal.

Lazio set to offer Immobile contract extension


Lazio are hoping to tie talismanic centre-forward Ciro Immobile down to a new contract - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 30-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stadio Olimpico this summer, but his current employers are unwilling to sell at any price.

Lazio want Immobile to extend his current deal through to 2025, as they bid to keep hold of a striker who has hit 27 goals in his last 26 Serie A outings.

Ciro Immobile Lazio 2019-20
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Spurs & West Ham vying for Marseille ace Lopez


Tottenham and West Ham are both interested in signing Marseille midfielder Maxime Lopez - according to the Express.

The French outfit are planning to cash in on the 22-year-old this summer, with his current contract set to expire next year.

Lopez could be available for as little as £10 million ($12m) when the transfer market reopens, as both Spurs and West Ham consider launching respective bids.

Maxime Lopez

My wish is to stay at Chelsea - Pedro


Chelsea winger Pedro has set the record straight regarding his future at the club, insisting that his interview with a Spanish radio show earlier this week was misinterpreted.

As it stands, the 32-year-old attacker will become a free agent on July 1, due to the fact he has yet to agree on fresh terms with the Blues over a contract renewal.

The former Spain international has fallen down the squad pecking order at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard this season, featuring in just nine Premier League games in total.

Read the full story on Goal.

Guardiola eager to lure Bonucci to Man City


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to bring in Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Spaniard is eager to bolster his defensive ranks this summer, but the Bianconeri are unlikely to sanction the departure of a prized asset.

Bonucci is central to the plans of Juve head coach Maurizio Sarri, and still has four years left to run on his current deal at the Allianz Stadium.

Leonardo Bonucci Juventus 2019-20
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Liverpool eye Barcelona and Real Madrid target


Liverpool are keeping track of Valencia winger Ferran TorresThe Mirror says.

The 20-year-old has been a key player for the Spanish side this season, making 35 appearances this season.

And Liverpool are considering challenging Real Madrid and Barcelona to his signing this summer.

Everton target Wigan striker


Everton are eager to sign Joe Gelhardt from Wigan, Football Insider reports.

The striker turns 18 in May and the Toffees hope to have a deal wrapped up before then.

Real Madrid have first refusal on Lyon teen Cherki


Rayan Cherki, 16, has stunned since his breakthrough in Ligue 1 this season.

The attacking midfielder has made 12 first-team appearances for Lyon this season and is being talked about as a future star.

Cherki admitted to Lyon's TV channel recently that his dream is to go to Real Madrid and AS reports that the Spanish side already have first refusal on him.

If anyone comes in with a bid, Madrid could pounce and make his dream a reality sooner than expected.

Tottenham open Skipp contract talks


Tottenham have opened talks with Oliver Skipp over a new contract.

Football Insider reports the club are determined to tie him down to a new deal following his impressive performances this season.

His current contract expires in summer 2021.

Lautaro one for the future, Barca need Neymar now - Rivaldo


Barcelona legend Rivaldo has reiterated his desire to see Neymar taken back to Camp Nou, with a fellow Brazilian considered to be a reliable option for the present while mooted target Lautaro Martinez is one for the future.

The reigning La Liga champions are said to be in the process of piecing together recruitment plans for the next transfer window.

Efforts to return Neymar to Catalunya from Paris Saint-Germain have so far come to nothing, but interest remains and the issue will be addressed again over the summer.

Read the full story on Goal.

Wolves set €60m price tag for Real Madrid target Jimenez


Real Madrid will have to fork out €60 million (£54m/$66m) to lure Raul Jimenez away from Wolves this summer - according to Don Balon.

Zinedine Zidane is eager to partner the Mexico striker with Karim Benzema in attack at Santiago Bernabeu next season, but his current employers won't let him leave on the cheap.

Jimenez has hit 22 goals across all competitions for Wolves in 2019-20.

Raul Jimenez Wolves 2019-20
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Bayer Leverkusen set sights on Gotze


Bayer Leverkusen are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze - according to Sport 1.

The German will become a free agent this summer after failing to earn a contract extension at Westfalenstadion.

Gotze has also been linked with Inter in recent months, but Leverkusen could offer him the chance to remain in the Bundesliga.

Ndombele emerges on Barca's transfer radar


Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is the subject of interest from Barcelona - according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana have set their sights on the 23-year-old as they look to revamp their midfield, with Ivan Raktic and Arturo Vidal expected to leave Camp Nou this summer.

Ndombele has featured in 19 Premier League matches for Spurs since joining the club from Lyon last summer, scoring twice.

Tanguy Ndombele Tottenham 2019-20

FIFA to discuss extending expiring contracts on Thursday


FIFA are due to discuss the possibility of extending the contracts of players whose current deals will run out before domestic football seasons have finished up, Reuters reports.

The outlet states that they have seen a confidential document intended for the the governing body's Coronavirus Working Group's eyes only.

The document allegedly also contains notes regarding the reshuffling of transfer window dates in accordance with when the 2019-20 season restarts.

Chelsea interested in Donnarumma


Chelsea are interested in signing AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian outlet claims that Frank Lampard is far from convinced by Kepa Arrizabalaga and will put him on the market at the end of the season.

With Willy Caballero his only other real option and the Argentine entering the final years of his career, Donnarumma is seen as the perfect signing for between the sticks.

The Italy international has yet to sign a contract renewal with the Rossoneri, who value the 'keeper at over €60 million ($55m/$66m).

In-demand Tonali valued at over €50m


Brescia have slapped a minimum price tag of €50 million (£46/$55m) on highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali, Calciomercato reports.

The 19-year-old is widely regarded to be of a maturity well beyond his tender age and has drawn comparisons to Italy legend Andrea Pirlo.

Juventus are said to remain in the frame for the Lodi-born starlet, while Inter have made him their top transfer target.

In addition, several sides in the Premier League and Spain have been credited with an interest, as well as Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Sandro Tonali Brescia
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Allegri not thinking about Man Utd job


Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is not thinking about taking over at Manchester United – or any other club for that matter – next season, according to his agent.

With most of the world on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Allegri's representative Giovani Branchini made it clear that his client is not currently considering his next job in football.

Read the full article on Goal

Man Utd believe they've done enough in Bellingham bid


Red Devils leading the hunt for teenage sensation

Manchester United believe they have done enough to win the race for Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham.

The 16-year-old midfielder is drawing admiring glances from across the Premier League, but Sky Sports claims the Red Devils are leading the hunt for his signature.

Arsenal still keen on Fraser


Arsenal continue to monitor Ryan Fraser's situation at Bournemouth, according to The Mirror.

The Scotland international is yet to commit to a new contract with the Cherries and could soon become available as a free agent.

De Bruyne mulling over Madrid option


Man City star weighing up choices

Kevin De Bruyne is mulling over the option of leaving Manchester City for Real Madrid, claims Belgian publication Sport/Foot.

With the Blues facing up to a two-year Champions League ban, a key part of their midfield unit is considering a switch elsewhere.

Kevin De Bruyne celebrates vs Man Utd at Old Trafford 2019-20

Ighalo offered £400k-a-week contract


Odion Ighalo has been offered a deal worth £400,000-a-week by Shanghai Shenhua, with Sky Sports reporting that the Chinese outfit are determined to keep the Nigerian striker.

Manchester United brought the former Watford star back to England in the winter window and had been hoping to do a permanent deal.

Newcastle working on Longstaff deal


Newcastle are working on a new contract for Matty Longstaff, claims Alex Bruce.

The son of Magpies boss Steve has told Football Insider of a player who has been linked with Manchester United: “Dad’ll be hoping he can tie them up but there will be a lot of things going on behind the scenes.”

Bakayoko wants Milan return


Tiemoue Bakayoko wants to secure a permanent move away from Chelsea.

According to Calciomercato, a midfielder currently taking in a loan spell back at Monaco is eager to return to AC Milan - where he spent the 2018-19 campaign.

Liverpool preparing for busy window


Liverpool are preparing for a busy transfer window after resisting the urge to spend of late.

Jurgen Klopp has made minor changes to his squad over the last year, but the Liverpool Echo says the Reds are ready to spend again this summer.

Real Madrid 'will finally make move for Pogba this summer'


The Manchester United midfielder has long been linked with a move, and reports in Spain say it is about to take place.

AS report that Paul Pogba will make his move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, with his contract at Manchester United set to expire in 2021.

United do have an option to extend his deal, but with Real manager Zinedine Zidane an outspoken admirer of the French international, a transfer for around £92 million (€100m/$110m). is being reported as possible.

Paul Pogba Manchester United
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Manchester United flop Sanchez 'transfer target for South American clubs'


The Chile attacker is being touted for a move closer to home, according to media on the continent.

Chilean website Dale Albo have suggested Alexis Sanchez - who struggled for form at Old Trafford and has spent the season on loan at Inter Milan - may return to boyhood club Colo Colo.

En Cancha meanwhile suggest several top South American sides could move for the 31-year-old, including Flamengo, River Plate, Atletico Mineiro and Universidad de Chile, and that he would likely cost in the region of £17 million (€18m/$20m).

Alexis Sanchez Inter 2019-20
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Ben Yedder: The one who got away for Barcelona


The Monaco striker has been involved in a tussle with Kylian Mbappe at the top of the Ligue 1 scoring standings.

With 18 goals this season, 29-year-old Wissam Ben Yedder is showing why Barcelona took an interest in him last season while he was at Sevilla - and given the striker crisis at the Camp Nou, they must be kicking themselves that they did not make a move.

Manchester United were also interested last summer, but instead he racked up 18 goals this campaign for a modest Monaco side, before coronavirus called a halt to the season.

You can read Goal's feature on Ben Yedder in full here.

Wissam Ben Yedder Monaco 2019-20

Exciting Ziyech will need time to adapt to Chelsea, says Poyet


The Blues' £37 million (€40m/$43m) signing from Ajax will need time to get used to the Premier League, according to the former midfielder.

Ex-Blues star Gus Poyet thinks the Morocco international forward is an exciting player, but that Chelsea supporters should not expect too much, too soon.

"I thought last year he was outstanding, every time he got the ball you thought something would happen with creating chances and scoring goals," Poyet told Goal. "He is more individual than I was!

"Now we can go through 20 names of players that perform at an incredible level in Holland with a few playing very well in England but the majority didn't. It depends on how quickly he adapts to football and life in England."

You can read the article in full here.

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Neuer may not renew at Bayern


Bayer Munich are in danger of seeing Manuel Neuer head for the exits, claims Bild.

The World Cup-winning goalkeeper is only tied to terms through to 2021 and discussions regarding an extension are threatening to fall flat.

Blades expect to keep Henderson


Sheffield United are confident that Manchester United will honour Dean Henderson's loan agreement.

With competitive action currently shut down, fears have been raised regarding the end of short-term deals and whether they will end before the season does, but the Sheffield Star expects a highly-rated goalkeeper to remain at Bramall Lane.

Spurs to rival Man Utd for Godin


Tottenham are ready to rival Manchester United for the signature of Diego Godin, reports The Mirror.

The Red Devils have held long--standing interest in the Uruguayan defender, and he is now heading for the exits at Inter, but Jose Mourinho is also keen on the experienced centre-half.

Diego Godin Inter 2019/20

Bayern proposed Alaba-Sane swap with Man City


Trade deal involving two heavyweight outfits

Bayern Munich have, according to Bild, floated the idea with Manchester City of swapping David Alaba for Leroy Sane.

The Bundesliga giants remain keen on returning a Germany international winger to his homeland and are now prepared to part with a highly-rated and versatile Austrian in exchange.

Alaba is, however, said to have shunned the chance to head for England as he holds out on interest from a La Liga giant.

Smalling allowed to join Roma if Koulibaly signs


Manchester United will permit Chris Smalling to sign permanently at Roma if Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly commits to Old Trafford.

Smalling has been impressive while on loan at the Italian capital club and wants to extend his stay.

According to the Mirror, the Red Devils will let the England international depart the club if they can capture £90 million-rated Koulibaly.

Mkhitaryan open to taking pay cut to stay at Roma


Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be willing to take a pay cut to stay at Roma after his loan expires in the summer.

The Arsenal midfielder is currently on a temporary deal in the Italian capital and is open to halving his wages to spend another season on loan at Roma, according to the Daily Mail.

Ibrahimovic considered sensational Leeds United move


Zlatan Ibrahimovic held transfer talks with Leeds United before opting for a move back to Serie A with AC Milan, according to the Championship club's owner Andrea Radrizzani.

The 38-year-old became available after deciding to leave MLS side LA Galaxy at the end of their season and eventually signed a six-month deal with AC Milan - including an option to extend by a year.

Ibrahimovic's future was uncertain for nearly two months before deciding on his Italy return, with Radrizzani revealing he had discussions with the former Manchester United star to bring him back to England to spearhead Leeds' push for Premier League promotion.

Read the full story on Goal.

Sterling's transfer from Liverpool to Man City was 'never about money' - Rodgers


Raheem Sterling's blockbuster move from Liverpool to Manchester City was never about money, according to his former manager Brendan Rodgers.

The England international joined City in 2015 from Merseyside in a £49 million (€53m/$58m) transfer - which was a record for an English player at the time.

Reds fans were devastated to see the 20-year-old talent leave their club, with the winger looking primed to become a world-class player after scoring 23 goals in 129 appearances.

Read the full story on Goal.

Kane has to leave Tottenham if they don't win anything in the next year - Shearer


Tottenham star Harry Kane has to leave the club if they fail to win a trophy in the next 12 months, according to Premier League legend Alan Shearer. 

The 26-year-old has been with Spurs since joining their academy in 2004 and has gone on to become the club's undisputed star but been unable to lead them to silverware. 

Currently in his prime, Kane is desperate to taste club success before it's too late and Goal has learned he is open to the prospect of joining Manchester United next season. 

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West Brom look to make Krovinovic loan permanent


West Bromwich Albion will seek to sign Filip Krovinovic on a permanent deal should they seal promotion to the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail

The Benfica man has been excellent for the Baggies, scoring twice and providing a further four assists to aid their Championship campaign.

Barca looking to exchange players for Lautaro


Inter would accept part-exchange deal for striker

Barcelona are looking to drive down Lautaro Martinez's transfer fee by including several players in the deal, according to Sport

Inter are reluctant to sell their Argentine star but would consider such a part-exchange as they look to strengthen their squad for 2020-1.

Chelsea look to raise £30m from Emerson & Moses sales


Chelsea are hoping to sell both Emerson and Victor Moses in order to fund the signing of a new left-back, claims the Sun

The Blues believe they could raise up to £30 million ($35m) from the pair over the summer. 

That would increase their purchasing power in defence, with Leicester's Ben Chilwell, Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico and Porto’s Alex Telles possible options on the left.

'Roma's football better for me than Arsenal under Emery'


Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted life with Roma is far more enjoyable than his final few months with Arsenal under former manager Unai Emery.

The 31-year-old Armenia international made just one Premier League appearance for the Gunners in 2019-20 before making the season-long loan switch to Serie A in mid-September.

He has since featured 13 times including eight starts and scored six goals in driving Roma up to a current standing of fifth spot.

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Man Utd lead chase for £120m Sancho


Liverpool and Chelsea also interested in BVB star

Manchester United are in pole position to capture Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho, reports the Mirror

The ex-Man City trainee has attracted attention from Clasico rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid as well as the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea in England. 

But United are determined to meet Dortmund's £120m ($142m) valuation and complete a deal this summer.

Arsenal hopes for Upamecano rise


Arsenal’s chances of landing RB Leipzig centre back Dayot Upamecano have moved a step closer.

Sport Bild reports that the 21-year-old has told the Bundesliga outfit he wants to leave at the end of the season.

The Gunners have long tracked the French under-21 international and made a move for him last summer but were unable to prise him away.

Any deal would not come cheap with a number of clubs showing interest but a £55 million (€60m/$65m) deal is on the cards.

Ancelotti keen on Allan


Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen on a reunion with Napoli midfielder Allan.

CalcioMercato reports that the 29-year-old Brazilian is not out of contract until the summer of 2023 but they could still sell for lower than his market value in order to offload him.

Everton are said to be monitoring the situation and preparing a serious offer for a player rated highly by Ancelotti from his time in charge at the Stadio San Paolo.