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Swansea set to appoint Copper

2019-06-10T22:00:47Z

Veretout’s future yet to be decided claims agent

2019-06-10T21:45:23Z

Jordan Veretout’s agent, Mario Giuffred, has said his client’s future has not been decided amid rumours he is set to move to Napoli.

The French midfielder has also been linked with a transfer to Arsenal and Giuffred has hinted a swap to north London is still possible.

“As far as I know, Fiorentina have not given the all-clear for Veretout to join Napoli,’ Giuffredi told Radio CRC.

“There are four or five important clubs who want Veretout, in Italy and abroad,” he added.

“I don’t like to name names, but we’ll see what happens and who steps forward to close the deal. Jordan is one of the best in Europe. He has the quantity, quality and much more and he deserves a big club.”

Matthaus: Bayern willing to spend €100 million on Sane

2019-06-10T21:30:13Z

Lothar Matthaus believes Bayern Munich could be willing to pay up to €100 million (£88m/$112m) to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City.

“I don’t think this transfer will fail because of a few million euros,” Matthaus said. “If the player gives the Bayern bosses the signal that he wants to join them, I’m sure that the club will be ready to pay an amount in the three-digit million range.

“Bayern will have to strengthen offensively if they want to be internationally successful. And for this purpose, this transfer would be a great signal. And a little bit more quality simply costs a few million more.”

Read the full story on Goal.

Tottenham keen on Sakai

2019-06-10T21:15:04Z

Tottenham are interested in signing Marseille full-back Hiroki Sakai.

Sky Sports are reporting the Japanese international is not one of Mauricio Pochettino’s main targets given the club’s policy of signing younger players, but should Sours miss out on their ideal signings they could turn to Sakai.

Spurs are in the market for right-backs this summer and are willing to sell Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier in order to bring in replacements.

Klopp ready to give Wilson a chance

2019-06-10T20:45:42Z

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is willing to give Harry Wilson a chance to impress him this summer, claim the Liverpool Echo.

The Welsh winger spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Derby County, but after impressing for the Rams, looks set to play in the Premier League next season.

Wilson has been linked with a move to several clubs in the off-season and is reportedly valued at £25 million ($32m) by the Reds.

However, Klopp has not ruled out Wilson holding down a spot in his squad next year and will assess him during pre-season training before making a definitive decision.

Fraser unsure over future

2019-06-10T20:20:08Z

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has admitted he is unsure where will be playing football next season.

“The Scotland international has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer after impressing for Bournemouth last campaign.”

“I don't know myself so there's no point thinking about it, wherever I'll be, I'll be,” he said. “I don't know what is happening. I'm not just saying that.”

Read the full story at Goal.

Mowbray expects Dack to remain at Blackburn

2019-06-10T20:00:04Z

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has said he expects Bradley Dack to remain at Ewood Park next summer, despite reports of interest from Aston Villa and Brighton.

“I'm very confident he [Dack] won’t move on this summer,” the Rovers boss told Lancs Live.

“He's had his first season in the Championship and he's scored 15 goals. Everybody knew he could do it in League One and he was fantastic for us in League One.

"His first challenge was in the Championship last season and my beliefs, and I've spoken to Bradley, are that he should do another year with us and see how close we can get.

“I believe that he should show that he can do it again and if he scores 20 odds goals again next season then I think some seriously big clubs will be looking at him,” he added.

Semedo valued at €45-50m by Barca

2019-06-10T19:45:11Z

Barcelona have placed a value of €45-€50 million (£40-£45m) on full-back Nelson Semedo, according to Marca.

The defender has shared the right-back berth with Sergio Roberto this season, and as result has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou.

However, Marca claim the Catalan club will not budge on their valuation of the Semedo should they receive any offers for the Portuguese international this summer.

Arsenal favourites to sign Tierney

2019-06-10T19:30:44Z

Arsenal will face competition from Leicester City and Borussia Dortmund if they wish to sign Celtic’s Kieran Tierney this summer.

The Scotland international has been heavily linked with a move away from Glasgow, with football.london reporting that Tierney is favourites with the bookies to end up at the Gunners.

They also state Unai Emery has just £45 million ($57m) to spend on players ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

Ipswich complete Norwood signing

2019-06-10T19:10:01Z

Manchester rivals to compete for Maguire signature

2019-06-10T18:50:15Z

Man City and Man Utd have both turned their attentions to completing the signing of Harry Maguire this summer.

According to Sky Sports, it could take a fee of £80 million ($102m) to lure the defender from Leicester City - a fee both United and and City are reluctant to pay, one that would also represent either clubs’ record signing.

Should Maguire leave the Foxes this summer, it is claimed Brendan Rodgers has identified Burnley’s James Tarkowsk.

Barca to make final push to sign De Lift

2019-06-10T18:35:59Z

Barcelona are ready to reopen talks with agent Mino Raiola about the possibility of Matthijs de Ligt moving to Camp Nou this summer.

ESPN claim the Spanish champions have a deal in place to sign the Ajax man for €80 million (£71m) but talks have stalled over his wages in recent weeks.

Paris Saint-Germain are believed to have offered De Ligt a better wage, while Juventus, Liverpool and Manchester United are also keen on signing the defender.

However, ESPN are reporting Bayern Munich have dropped their pursuit of the Dutch international.

Vertonghen hopeful Eriksen will remain at Spurs

2019-06-10T18:20:34Z

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has said he hopes team-mate Christian Eriksen will not leave the club this summer, despite rumours of a move to Real Madrid on the cards.

“Obviously when the transfer window starts there are a lot rumours, but there were rumours last year and everyone stayed together, so I'm hopeful,” Vertonghen told Sky Sports.

"Christian is a great player. I have known him since he was 16, played with him since he was 16 or 17 [at Ajax] and I hope he's with Tottenham next season. He's an exceptional player.”

Ben Yedder ready to leave Sevilla

2019-06-10T18:00:24Z

Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder has hinted he is ready to leave Sevilla this summer.

“I dream of playing at a high level, in the biggest clubs in the world and to be alongside players of international class,” said the 28-year-old. 

“It's a case of seeing where I can get to in terms of level.”

Read the full story at Goal.

Gnabry: I want Sane at Bayern

2019-06-10T17:20:48Z

Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry has said he wants German team-mate Leroy Sane to join him at the Allianz Arena.

“I would love to have him in my team. We are getting along really well, also off the pitch,” said Gnabry.

“He would help any team and it's very fun for me to play with him. He would be a real asset for Bayern Munich.”

Read the full story at Goal.

Bolasie to leave Premier League for Turkey

2019-06-10T16:51:41Z

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie is set to leave the Premier League this summer, with Turkey his expected destination after he has played at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Goal can confirm that three Turkish sides are showing considerable interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo international, who has had two loan spells away from Everton since signing for the club in 2016.

The current league champions Galatasaray are joined by Istanbul rivals Besiktas, as well as Trabzonspor in vying for Bolasie’s signature.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Madrid move for Mendy confirmed by France coach Deschamps

2019-06-10T16:20:28Z

France manager Didier Deschamps has confirmed Ferland Mendy will join Real Madrid this summer.

The Lyon man has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital and, speaking at to the press on Monday, Deschamps said that a €50 million (£45m/$57m) transfer has been agreed between the Ligue 1 club and Real.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Real Madrid waiting to announce Mendy

2019-06-10T16:01:38Z

Real Madrid have a deal for Lyon full-back Ferland Mendy completed but are being made to wait to announce it, according to Marca.

Mendy has required medicals he must undergo before any deal is announced, but his participation with the France national team have delayed them.

So while the thought was Mendy would be announced ahead of Eden Hazard or Luka Jovic, any annoucement must wait until he returns from international duty.

Van de Beek keeping transfer door open

2019-06-10T15:35:36Z

Donny van de Beek is not actively looking for a move away from Ajax this summer, but has not closed the transfer door on reported suitors such as Manchester United and Tottenham.

A switch to the Premier League has been mooted for a man who starred for Ajax during their run to the Champions League semi-finals, before then helping the Netherlands to the Nations League final.

And while he did profess happiness with his situation, he would not rule out a move in the future.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Inter ready to make decision on Icardi & Dybala

2019-06-10T15:15:00Z

Inter are poised to make a decision on Mauro Icardi's future, reports Calciomercato.

The Serie A giants are prepared to move the Argentine on and a swap deal involving Juventus and Paulo Dybala remains their preferred choice.

Man Utd will have to pay £60m for Wan-Bissaka

2019-06-10T15:00:00Z

Manchester United will need to find £60 million ($76m) in order to lure Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, claims ESPN.

The Red Devils have made the highly-rated full-back a top target and are said to have already failed with a £40m ($51m) approach.

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PSG ready to win race for De Ligt

2019-06-10T14:45:00Z

Paris Saint-Germain believe they can win the race for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, claims The Independent.

The Ligue 1 champions are ready to blow rivals such as Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United out of the water by tabling the best financial offer to the teenage centre-half.

PSG are prepared to better the £350,000-a-week terms that those from Old Trafford have on the table.

What does Barcelona challenge hold for De Jong?

2019-06-10T14:30:00Z

Xhaka not planning to leave Arsenal

2019-06-10T14:15:00Z

Granit Xhaka has shut down any talk of him leaving Arsenal this summer, with the combative midfielder hoping to inherit the Gunners’ captain’s armband at some stage.

He has told Blick: "I have another four years' contract, I only signed last year. I'm happy there, my family too. That's the most important thing."

Read the full story on Goal!

Hazard warned ‘sometimes the grass isn’t greener’

2019-06-10T14:00:00Z

Eden Hazard has been warned that “sometimes the grass isn’t greener”, with Chelsea legend Pat Nevin saying the Belgian could face a few “tough” years at rebuilding Real Madrid.

A former Blues star has no issue with a 28-year-old forward having taken the decision to head for Spain in a €100 million (£88m/$112m) deal.

He does, however, fear things may not be as easy as they seem in Spain, with his full comments to be found here.

Oblak eyeing Atleti exit and Man Utd move

2019-06-10T13:45:00Z

The goalkeeper wants to leave the club after he feels promises were broken

Jan Oblak wants to leave Atletico Madrid this summer due to broken promises over his future, claims ESPN.

He has previously been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and a switch to Old Trafford now appeals amid the uncertainity surrounding David de Gea's next move.

Klopp told transfer priorities

2019-06-10T13:30:00Z

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp should be making a new left-back and another creative midfielder his top priorities for the summer transfer window, claims Mark Lawrenson.

The Reds are expected to reinforce their ranks over the coming weeks.

Here is a what a former star has had to say on those plans.

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United ready to turn attention to Lloris

2019-06-10T12:49:35Z

Red Devils to target Spurs keeper

Hugo Lloris will be Manchester United's main target to replace David de Gea, should the Spaniard leave the club this summer, according to The Sun.

De Gea has just one year left on his contract, and has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Manchester United are likely to cash in on their star keeper, and see Hugo Lloris as a good candidate to replace him, though Tottenham will be difficult to negotiate with.

Van de Beek wants United or Tottenham

2019-06-10T12:30:18Z

Donny Van de Beek has his heart set on the Premier League and wants to join either Tottenham or Manchester United according to Dutch journalist Marcel Van der Kraan via talkSPORT.

The Ajax star scored against Tottenham in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, but was ultimately beaten by the north London side as they won 3-2 in Amsterdam.

Van der Kraan told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show that Van de Beek would be a good fit for the Premier League thanks to his physical attributes.

Leicester and Everton show interest in Bouanga

2019-06-10T12:15:38Z

Nimes Olympique forward Denis Bouanga has been the subject of interest from several European clubs including Leicester and Everton, according to Get French Football News.

The Gabonese winger featured in 15 league matches for his club in Ligue 1 during the 2018-19 campaign scoring four goals. 

Bouanga is expected to be part of the Gabon squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Barcelona to make final push for De Ligt

2019-06-10T11:59:16Z

Barcelona have re-opened talks with Mino Raiola on the subject of his client Matthijs De Ligt, in a last attempt to convince the Netherlands international to move to Catalonia, according to ESPN.

A number of clubs are following the young centre-back closely, but is thought that Paris Saint-Germain have the upper hand currently.

Barcelona are reluctant to pay De Ligt more than his compatriot Frenkie De Jong, who signed last month, but may have to do so in order to secure his services.

Bielsa looks to prise Kent away from Rangers

2019-06-10T11:13:53Z

Ryan Kent is one of Bielsa's key targets in an effort to strengthen the wide positions at Leeds, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Liverpool winger spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Rangers and won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year Award. 

The Glasgow club currently have the upper hand in negotiations, but Leeds are hoping that Harry Wilson's impressive season in the Championship will help to convince Liverpool to loan Kent back to the division.

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Several English clubs interested in Mateta

2019-06-10T11:00:25Z

Jean-Philippe Mateta is attracting several clubs following a strong season with Mainz in the Bundesligaaccording to L'Equipe.

The French striker scored 14 goals in 34 league appearances in the 2018-19 campaign and is being watched closely by Newcastle, Southampton and Watford, to name but a few.

Mateta also has potential suitors in France and is likely to leave the Bundesliga club this summer.

Draxler has no intention of leaving Paris Saint-Germain

2019-06-10T10:31:19Z

The Germany midfielder had been linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes this summer, but has told Bild that he has no intention of leaving.

The former Schalke player had been linked with Tottenham as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen, who recently cast doubt on his future in north London.

West Ham willing to let Ogbonna go

2019-06-10T10:00:00Z

West Ham are open to offers for Angelo Ogbonna, claims the Daily Mail.

The 31-year-old Italy international defender has been with the Hammers since 2015, but is being available as Manuel Pellegrini endeavours to free up funds.

Spurs plotting Sakai swoop

2019-06-10T09:45:00Z

Tottenham are plotting a move for Marseille right-back Hiroki Sakai, according to Sky Sports.

The Japan international is 29 years of age, which goes against Spurs' philosophy of recruiting youngsters with future promise, but Mauricio Pochettino is seeking upgrades to his defensive unit.

Ancelotti wants James at Napoli

2019-06-10T09:15:00Z

Carlo Ancelotti has talked Napoli into making a move for James Rodriguez, according to Calciomercato.

The Colombian playmaker has just completed a two-year loan at Bayern Munich but is expected to leave Real Madrid on a permanent basis this summer.

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Arsenal put off by Saliba asking price

2019-06-10T09:00:00Z

Arsenal may turn their attention elsewhere after being quoted £25 million ($32m) for St Etienne defender William Saliba, reports The Mirror.

The Gunners are eager to bolster their ranks at the back, but have a limited budget and need to find value in a congested market.

Celtic keen on Diemers

2019-06-10T08:45:00Z

Mark Diemers is among those Celtic boss Neil Lennon is considering an approach for, claims Walfoot.

The 25-year-old midfielder impressed for Fortuna Sittard in the 2018-19 campaign and may be offered the chance to link up with the Scottish champions.

What will James bring to Man Utd?

2019-06-10T08:30:00Z

Watford chase Barcelona youngster Todibo

2019-06-10T07:59:59Z

Gino Pozzo will fly to Barcelona to discuss Jean Clair Todibo's situation with the club, with Watford open both to loaning and purchasing the 19-year-old Frenchman, according to Sport English.

The La Liga club, however, are reluctant to make an early decision on Todibo's future, as they want to see how he progresses over the summer. 

The potential arrival of Matthijs de Ligt to Barcelona could work in Watford's favour, as the abundance of central defenders will tempt the former Toulouse man to search for first team football elsewhere.

West Ham and Everton interested by Gonalons

2019-06-10T07:45:00Z

Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons will not continue his loan at Sevilla and is looking for a move to the Premier League, according to L'Equipe.

The former Lyon captain is already in touch with Everton and West Ham over a potential move from the Italian capital, where he still has two years on his contract.

The France midfielder made just four league appearances for Sevilla last season, as two separate injuries ruled him out for large parts of the campaign.

De Ligt to bide time over transfer decision

2019-06-10T07:30:00Z

Matthijs de Ligt is in no rush to decide where he will be playing his club football next season, and expects to reveal his choice after a summer holiday.

The Ajax captain has been heavily linked with a number of top European clubs such as Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus this transfer window.

But despite the amount of sides courting him, de Ligt seems determined to take his time in revealing his next destination.

Read what de Ligt had to say on Goal!

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Solskjaer to try again for Wan-Bissaka

2019-06-10T07:00:28Z

Manchester United are expected to continue their pursuit of Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, after their initial bid was rejected by the south London club, according to Standard Sport.

Palace value the England youth player at £60m, significantly above the £35m bid for him by Manchester United at the start of June. 

While Wan-Bissaka remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first choice signing for the right back position, he is open to cheaper alternatives including Thomas Meunier of PSG.

De Ligt reveals Ronaldo conversation

2019-06-10T05:03:16Z

Matthijs de Ligt says that Cristiano Ronaldo asked if he was joining Juventus this summer following Portugal's win over the Netherlands on Sunday.

The Dutch defender admitted he didn't provide an answer to Ronaldo as links continue to swirl regarding the Ajax star's future.

Read what the defender had to say on Goal!

Griezmann to sacrifice money to join Barcelona

2019-06-10T04:06:53Z

The Atletico Madrid star will joint he Catalan side on July 1.

Antoine Griezmann will make a financial sacrifice to join Barcelona, according to SoccerLink.

The Atletico Madrid forward currently makes €23 million ($26 million) per year, but has adjusted his claims to make less money upon joining Barcelona on July 1.

Griezmann will make €17 million ($19.22 million) next season and could also receive a bonus should Barcelona win the Champions League

Rose casts doubt on Spurs future

2019-06-10T02:07:24Z

Danny Rose says he is unsure of what his future holds as he hinted that he could leave Tottenham.

The fullback said his main goal is first-team football, and he will look to find that whether it's at Spurs or elsewhere.

Read what Rose had to say on Goal!

Flamengo complete Rafinha signing

2019-06-10T01:04:28Z

Flamengo have announced the signing of Rafinha.

The defender left Bayern Munich this summer, having played for the club since 2011.

Rafinha wont seven Bundesliga titles as part of 18 total trophies during his Bayern career.

Ramos hails Hazard arrival

2019-06-09T23:41:14Z

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hailed Eden Hazard as a "world-class player" who will strengthen the team.

The Belgian attacker brought an end to over a year's worth of speculation when he joined the Spanish giants from Chelsea in a €100 million (£88m/$112m) deal this week, signing a five-year contract.

Ramos said: "I think it's a great signing. He is a world-class player. It is good to reinforce the squad." 

Read the full story on Goal.

Chelsea unsure over next boss

2019-06-09T22:52:10Z

Chelsea staff are conflicted about which manager they want to take the reigns at Stamford Bridge if, as expected, Maurizio Sarri departs this summer, as reported by the Mirror. 

Sarri looks all but certain to join Juventus after the Serie A champions named him as their number one target following the departure of Massimiliano Allegri.

Allegri is believed to be one of those in contention to take the job at Stamford Bridge, along with ex-player Frank Lampard and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

Liverpool to hold out on Kent future

2019-06-09T22:45:28Z

Liverpool will make make Ryan Kent’s suitors sweat during the summer before they make a decision about the winger’s future, as reported by the Birmingham Mail. 

Aston Villa have been linked with Kent after he spent the season with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

Leeds are the latest club to be linked, with the Championship side reportedly having made an approach to sign Kent, who is also being chased by Rangers.

Roma ready to bid for Veretout

2019-06-09T22:31:37Z

Roma are preparing a bid for Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout ahead of Paulo Fonseca's expected unvieling as the club's new manager, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 26-year-old, who was a France youth international and won the under-20 World Cup in 2013, is also a target for Arsenal, but the Serie A side hope they can beat the Gunners to his signature to make him their first signing of the summer. 

West Ham in talks over Ligue 1 star

2019-06-09T22:26:44Z

West Ham are in talks to sign Marseille's 24-year-old midfielder Morgan Sanson, according to Sky Sports. 

The Ligue 1 side are ready to offload a number of their squad after they failed to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Sanson, who is valued at around €35m by Marseille, played 33 times for the team last season, scoring five goals and assisting three.

Benfica chief admits Joao Felix could leave

2019-06-09T22:24:31Z

Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has conceded that Joao Felix could leave the club this summer amid strong interest from Manchester United, as reported by the Metro.  

The 19-year -old has had a fine debut season for Benfica, notching up 15 goals and seven assists in the league. 

United are battling it out with the Manchester City, Juventus and Real Madrid for the attacking midfielder.