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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio 2019-20

Paraguayan winger 'set for MLS move'


Rodney Redes will join a club in the United States in 2021, according to reports from South America

20-year-old winger Rodney Redes is set for a transfer to a club in Major League Soccer next year, according to reports in Paraguay.

Redes, who plays for Paraguayan side Club Guarani, scored three goals in eight Copa Libertadores appearances this season and has been enjoying a breakout campaign, albeit one disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

His agent said on Paraguayan radio station Universo 970 AM that several MLS clubs have made enquiries and a move will take place in 2021.

Tunisia Under-23 international 'signs for MLS club'


Aziz Chtioui made the announcement on his Facebook page, but did not name the team

Tunisian winger Aziz Chtioui has claimed he is signing for an unnamed MLS club, posting a statement on his personal Facebook account.

The 22-year-old, who has made 57 appearances in his home nation's top flight, has been capped at under-23 international level.

Van Leer leaves Ajax for Sparta


Benjamin van Leer has left Ajax to join Sparta, it has been confirmed.

The goalkeeper joined the Eredivisie giants in 2017 but made just one official appearance for the club.

The 28-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Rotterdam side.

Napoli close in on Osimhen signing


Napoli are close to signing Lille star Victor Osimhen, Calciomercato reports.

The Serie A side need a replacement for Arkadiusz Milik because he is on the verge of leaving this summer, with Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the race to sign him.

Osimhen, 21, has already travelled to Italy with his agents to discuss a move to Italy. 

Sounders sign Hopeau


Seattle Sounders have signed midfielder Shandon Hopeau on a permanent deal.

The 21-year-old winger joins as a Homegrown Player after spending five years with the Academy and Tacoma Defiance, the club’s USL side, before making the step up to the MLS side in 2019.

Roma confirm Mkhitaryan stay


Fer agrees two-year Feyenoord extension


Leroy Fer has agreed to sign a two-year contract with Feyenoord.

The 32-year-old midfielder's deal was set to expire this year but he will remain with the club until 2022.

Man City sign Moreno as Correia joins Juventus


Felix Correia has joined Juventus in a €10.5 million (£10m/$12m) deal and signed a five-year deal with the club, while Pablo Moreno has left the Italian giants for the Premier League side.

Sane set to complete Bayern move


Leroy Sane is set to complete his long-awaited move to Bayern Munich in the coming days.

The winger will not feature again for Manchester City this season as he prepares to fly to Munich on Wednesday.

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Galaxy midfielder Juninho retires


LA Galaxy midfielder Juninho has announced his retirement.

The three-time MLS Cup winner made 189 appearances for the club, the eighth-most in Galaxy history.

“I am extremely proud of my career and all that I have accomplished, but it is time for me to step away from playing and move on to the next chapter,” said Juninho. “I have been fortunate to play this game professionally for over 10 years and am grateful to all of my coaches, teammates and fans I have met along the way.

"Each of you have played a pivotal role in my life and I have formed friendships that will last forever. Thank you to São Paolo, Chicago Fire, Club Tijuana and especially the LA Galaxy – where I made the best memories of my career – for all your support. I am honored to represent Los Angeles for this club and help us capture three MLS Cups."

Elyounoussi gets new loan to Celtic


Mohamed Elyounoussi has signed a new season-long loan deal with Celtic, the club announced.

Elyounoussi spent last season on loan with Celtic from Southampton, making 20 total appearances for the club.

The 25-year-old winger has earned 24 caps for Norway.

Mourinho sets sights on Milinkovic-Savic


The Tottenham boss is looking to strengthen in the midfield

Jose Mourinho has identified Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as his dream midfield signing, reports Foot Mercarto.

Mourinho is looking to reinforce Tottenham's midfield this summer, with the Lazio midfielder joining Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as the Portuguese boss' two priority signings.

The big focus is adding size and strength in the midfield, with Milinkovic-Savic fitting the profile nicely.

West Ham and Watford in race for Chelsea striker


West Ham and Watford are among the teams interested in Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo, according to Team Talk.

The Blues will send the 21-year-old out on loan next season and several clubs have asked about him, including the Hammers, Watford, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Derby and Nottingham Forest.

'Turning down Liverpool's mega offer was my biggest mistake'


Former Schalke winger Donis Avdijaj says turning down the chance to join Liverpool is the biggest mistake he has made in his career, while he revealed Real Madrid also wanted him.

Avdijaj left Schalke in 2018 to join Willem II, but was released before he could finish a full season with the club and ended up at Trabzonspor.

After a few months in Turkey, he left to join Hearts but has now found himself without a club again.

It all could have gone another way, however, as the Premier League champions and Spanish giants wanted him a few years ago.

Jaime leaves Barcelona after rejecting contract offer


Guillem Jaime has left Barcelona after the expiration of his contract.

The 21-year-old right-back was a regular for Barca B this season and Mundo Deportivo reports he had an offer to extend his stay with the Camp Nou outfit.

He was not convinced that he would be given a chance in Quique Setien's team, however, and has decided to find another club.

Atletico make first move for Milik


Atletico Madrid are making a move to sign Arkadiusz Milik as the striker looks set to leave Napoli this summer.

Calciomercato reports the contract negotiations between the Poland international and the Serie A side have broken down and he has decided he wants to go.

Juventus are reportedly interested in him, but Napoli would rather not sell to their rivals. Atletico have already reached out to Milik and he is discussing it with his agents.

Lampard denies interest in Gomes after Man Utd exit


Frank Lampard has rubbished reports suggesting that Chelsea have put an offer to Angel Gomes on the back of his departure from Manchester United and distanced the Blues from talk of an imminent raid on West Ham for Declan Rice.

The Blues boss has said on Gomes: “I can elaborate to the point that it's never been mentioned at my end, so that's it.”

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Angel Gomes Chelsea Manchester United

Spurs expect to snap up Hojbjerg


Tottenham are confident of winning the face for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, reports The Telegraph.

The Saints star is approaching the final 12 months of his current contract, and will not be signing another, meaning that those at St Mary's are opening themselves up to offers.

Leicester make Evans deal a top priority


Leicester will look to make a new contract for Jonny Evans a top priority when the 2019-20 campaign comes to a close.

The experienced defender will see his current deal expire in 2021 and Leicestershire Live reports that he will see fresh terms put to him.

Man Utd will not pay more than £50m for Sancho


Red Devils set spending limit for winger raid

Manchester United have, according to Sky Sports, decided that they will not pay any more than £50 million ($61m) for Jadon Sancho.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to lure the England international away from Borussia Dortmund, but they are reluctant to spend big on any player in the next window.

Osimhen closing in on Napoli move


Lille striker Victor Osimhen is closing in on a move to Napoli - according to Sky Italia.

The 21-year-old will travel to Italy with his representatives on Tuesday to thrash out personal terms with the Serie A giants.

Osimhen has scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for Lille this season.

Victor Osimhen - Lille

Brighton set to sign Lars Dendoncker


Belgium Under-19 international Lars Dendoncker is set to join Brighton from Club Brugge, sources close to the deal have confirmed to Goal.

The 19-year-old centre-back turned down a chance to join up with older brother Leander Dendoncker at Wolves to move to Brighton.

Celtic, Roma and Inter also wanted to sign the teenager who lined out five times for Brugge in their UEFA Youth League campaign in 2019-20.

Atletico cool interest in Cavani


Atletico Madrid have distanced themselves from a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani - according to AS.

The Spanish outfit tried to sign the Uruguayan in January, but failed to reach an agreement over his wage packet.

Atletico were expected to revive their interest when Cavani becomes a free agent this summer, but they have now turned their attention to alternative targets.

Edinson Cavani, PSG

Hakimi sends farewell message to Dortmund fans


Achraf Hakimi has sent a farewell message to Borussia Dortmund supporters after arriving in Italy to undergo a medical with Inter.

Hakimi touched down in Milan on Tuesday after boarding a private flight from Madrid to finalise a move to San Siro.

The Real Madrid right-back will join Inter for a fee of €40 million (£37m/$45m), and is expected to commit to a five-year contract with the club after being evaluated by medical staff.

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Nubel completes Bayern medical


Man Utd-linked Jurado confirms Barca exit


Marc Jurado has confirmed his Barcelona departure on social media amid reports of an impending move to Manchester United.

Jurado has spent the last nine years working his way through the ranks of Barca's famed La Masia academy, and he was offered the chance to extend his stay at the club earlier this summer.

However, the 16-year-old defender opted against committing his future to the Blaugrana, with United reportedly set to secure his services once they pay a small compensation fee of £1.3 million.

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Sociedad keen on Kubo


Real Sociedad are keen on taking Takefusa Kubo on loan from Real Madrid, with AS reporting that the Blancos are open to the proposed deal.

Those at Santiago Bernabeu have been impressed by the progress made by a Japanese youngster and want to find him a suitable platform on which to showcase his talent next season.

Takefusa Kubo Real Madrid 2019-20
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‘Liverpool can only sign cover, not starters’


Liverpool will struggle to find any player in the next transfer window that could slot straight into their starting XI, says Michael Owen, with the Premier League champions merely shopping around for cover.

The former Reds striker has told Premier League Productions: “Maybe there’s players that can come in as cover for striker or cover as left-back but nobody’s saying someone can go straight into the team.”

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Arsenal won't explore Ceballos deal


Gunners will let loan star leave

Arsenal will not be looking to land Dani Ceballos on a permanent basis when his loan from Real Madrid comes to an end, claims The Sun.

Mikel Arteta has not seen enough from the Spain international midfielder to convince him that a big-money deal should be sought.

No Pjanic stations at Juventus


Newcastle consider swoop for Robert's son


Newcastle are considering a summer swoop for former talisman Laurent Robert's son - according to the Daily Mail.

Thomas Robert is now a free agent after the expiration of his final contract at Montpellier, who failed to tie the 19-year-old forward down to a fresh three-year deal.

Newcastle could submit an offer for the teenager in the coming weeks, but may face competition from Ligue 1 duo Nice and Rennes.

Sarri: Pjanic will be happy with Barca move


Maurizio Sarri has declared Miralem Pjanic "will be happy" to seal a move to Barcelona, while backing the midfielder to remain focused during his remaining time at Juventus.

Barca confirmed on Monday that Arthur will join Juve in a deal potentially worth €72 million (£66m/$81m) at the end of the season, and Pjanic is expected to go the other way.

Sarri had expressed a desire to see Pjanic remain with the Bianconeri beyond the end of the season. However, when speaking to the media shortly before the Arthur deal was confirmed, he emphasised savouring the Bosnia-Herzegovina international's talents while he is still with his club.

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Arsenal target Wolfsburg striker Weghorst


Wolfsburg centre-forward Wout Weghorst is the subject of interest from Arsenal - according to Bild.

The 27-year-old is likely to be available for around €35 million (£32m/$39m) when the transfer window reopens, and the Gunners are ready to pounce for his signature.

Newcastle have also been linked with Weghorst, who has scored 16 Bundesliga goals for Wolfsburg this season.

Wout Weghorst Wolfsburg Bundesliga 06102019

Chelsea ready to submit offer for Angel Gomes


Chelsea are planning to submit an offer for Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes - according to The Independent.

The Blues are prepared to present the 19-year-old with a contract at Stamford Bridge when he drops into the free agency pool at the end of the month.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Gomes has not committed to extending his stay at Old Trafford.

Pirlo set to coach Juventus U23's


Andrea Pirlo is poised to return to Juventus as the club's next Under-23's manager, according to Gianluca Di Marzio

The club's iconic former midfielder will take charge from next season with Roberto Baronio to serve as his assistant. 

Benfica ready to pursue Pochettino


The former Spurs boss is wanted in Portugal

Benfica are set to pursue Mauricio Pochettino as the club aims to hire the former Tottenham boss as manager, reports TSF.

Pochettino is the club's top priority, with club president Luis Felipe Vieira prepared to go all out to hire the Argentine.

Benfica have decided to move on from current boss Bruno Lage, with the club's recent defeat to Maritimo proving the final straw. 

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham 2019-20

Keane in talks for Azerbaijan job


Roy Keane is in talks to take over Azerbaijan's national team, reports the Sun.

The former midfielder is the federation's top choice, but Azerbaijan are pushing for an answer in the next 48 hours.

Keane is desperate to return to management, as he currently serves as a pundit, but the former Ireland coach is also looking to make sure his next job is the right one for him.

Las Vegas appoints Yallop as Wynalda's replacement


The Las Vegas Lights have confirmed that former Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop will replace Eric Wynalda as head coach.

Wynalda was fired by the club on June 18 with the USL still suspended due to the coronavirus.

“I’m excited and can’t wait to get started,” said Yallop, who will only serve as head coach for this current season. “There is a great opportunity here to build upon the foundation set by Lights FC and its great fanbase. I know I can bring stability and insight into the Club and help position it for long-term success."

Free agent Hart calls for club to show faith


Former England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has pleaded for a club to believe in him after parting ways with Burnley. 

The veteran shot-stopper made just three appearances for the Clarets this season and has struggled for regular game time since leaving the Etihad in 2016 following the arrival of Pep Guardiola. 

Since departing City, Hart played briefly for Torino and West Ham before moving to Burnley, but failed to cement his place in goal at all three.

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Bartomeu holds emergency meeting with Setien


Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has held a meeting with Quique Setien at the Barcelona manager's home, reports RAC.

Bartomeu was joined by vice-president Javier Bordas, and director of football Eric Abidal in the meeting, which was used to discuss the current state of the team.

The news comes amid reports that Barca's players are unhappy with Setien as well as the decision to sell Arthur.

Juventus chasing Valencia's Torres


The Spaniard is in high demand

Juventus are in the market for another big-money signing as the Italian side are chasing Valencia's Ferran Torres, according to ESPN.

Torres has attracted interest from Liverpool and Manchester United this season as he's shined in La Liga for Valencia.

Juve and Valencia have already started negotiating a deal for Torres, who has represented Spain up to the Under-21 level.

Ferran Torres Spain U-17

Atlanta makes series of moves ahead of MLS return


Atlanta United have announced two roster moves ahead of the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando.

The club announced on Monday that Jon Gallagher has returned to the club following being on loan with Aberdeen, with the defender having made 33 appearances during that spell.

Meanwhile, Manuel Castro’s loan from Club Estudiantes de La Plata has been extended through the end of the 2020 season.

RB Leipzig identify Werner replacement


RB Leipzig have identified Hwang Hee-chan as Timo Werner's replacement, reports Sky Sports.

The RB Salzburg star scored 16 goals in 38 games for the Austrian side this season, after having reached double-digits in each of the two prior campaigns.

Liverpool and Wolves have also been linked with a move for the South Korean attacker.

Southampton enter race for Arsenal's Balogun


Southampton have entered the race for Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun, reports the Daily Mail.

Balogun is set to leave Arsenal this summer after turning down a performance-based contract offers from the Gunners.

AC Milan and Brentford are also among those pushing to sign the talented teenager.

McClaren linked with Dundee job


Steve McClaren looks likely to take over at Dundee, reports the Evening Standard.

McClaren has met with sporting director Tony Asghar for an interview and the discussions are said to have gone "extremely well".

Malky Mackay is also said to be among the candidates for the job.

USMNT's Carter-Vickers could remain with Luton


Luton Town are in negotiations with Tottenham to keep hold of Cameron Carter-Vickers, the club confirmed.

The USMNT defender is one of a number of players the club is looking to keep hold of, with Luton negotiating with the parent clubs of fellow loanees Luke Bolton, James Bree and Izzy Brown.

Luton currently sit 23rd in the Championship.