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USWNT star Heath’s unprecedented path from Man Utd to Arsenal


A legend in United States circles, Heath has now fulfilled a childhood dream overseas by joining the Gunners.

Read the full feature here!

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Juve hold Rudiger ambitions


Juventus are interested in signing centre-back Antonio Rudiger, writes Calciomercato.

The Chelsea defender could leave Chelsea next summer having yet to sign a contract extension with the Blues. But Juventus have a difficult fight ahead of them if they want to add Rudiger, as Bayern Munich have already made an approach and Real Madrid are said to be lurking.

Ramsey set for free January move


Aaron Ramsey will be let go by Juventus for free in January with several Premier League sides interested, claims the Sun.

West Ham, Everton and Newcastle are said to be the leading candidates to make a move for the former Arsenal man.

AC Milan to challenge Roma for Herrera


AC Milan may make an attempt to sign Hector Herrera.

Calciomercato reports the San Siro side are looking to strengthen in midfield and are interested in the Mexico international, whose contract at Atletico Madrid expires in June.

Milan could snap him up in January for just €3.5 million, but Roma are also interested in signing him.

Inter target Arsenal goalkeeper Leno


Inter have put Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno on their list of targets as they look for a successor to Samir Handanovic.

Fichajes reports the Germany international has been identified as an option and believe they could get him for a good price after he lost his place in the Arsenal starting XI.

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Barca could sign Emre Demir in January


Barcelona have already secured the signing of Turkish teenager Emre Demir for next summer, but the club could bring his move forward.

The Catalan side this week announced the 17-year-old attacking midfielder's imminent arrival from Kayserispor but the Turkish side's president, Berna Gozbasi, said on Radyospor that he could make the switch in January if Barca pay an extra €500,000.

Inter still want Onana, Marotta suggests


Inter are still open to signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, managing director Giuseppe Marotta has hinted.

The Cameroon international continues to be linked with a move away from the Dutch side despite his recent suggestion that he could sign a new contract with the club.

Inter were said to be among the clubs trying to sign him in the summer and Marotta was asked by DAZN about their interest on Saturday.

"Even if the transfer market is closed we know that the sports director is active, it is evident that several players are being followed. Onana is an interesting goalkeeper," he said.

Tolisso to leave Bayern in January amid Inter and Napoli interest


Correntin Tolisso's time at Bayern Munich will come to an end in January.

Frenchman's contract expires at the end of the season and TZ reports he does not want to sign an extension and Bayern are not offering one.

The club will try to offload him in the next transfer window to ensure they get some money for him, with Napoli, Inter and AC Milan showing interest in him.

Hernandez wants to stay at AC Milan


Theo Hernandez is ready to sign a new contract at AC Milan after deciding he wants to stay, claims

The 23-year-old has almost three years left on his contract, but the Serie A side want to avoid any possibility of him leaving for a cut price and hope to get him to sign another deal.

Chelsea open to Kante sale


Chelsea are willing to sell N'Golo Kante next summer, according to Fichajes.

The midfielder's contract expires in 2023 and with no news of him signing a new one, the Blues could decide to move him on at the end of the season to bring in some money to help fund other transfers.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have both been linked to him and Chelsea will hope they are still interested next year.

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Juventus keep close eye on Inter & Spurs target Damsgaard


Juventus are monitoring Sampdoria star Mikkel Damsgaard as they look to strengthen their options on the wings.

Tuttosport reports the Turin side are interested in the 21-year-old Denmark international and will have the opportunity to inspect him when he lines up against them on Sunday.

But they are not the only team keeping an eye on him, with Serie A rivals Inter and AC Milan in the frame, while Tottenham have also shown interest.

Barcelona want Martinez as Xavi turns down job


Roberto Martinez has become the most likely candidate to replace Ronald Koeman as Barcelona coach, according to TNT Sports.

The Camp Nou side have identified the Belgium boss and club legend Xavi as the two candidates to take the job, but the latter does not want to take over just yet.

Coutinho, Umtiti and Neto next up for Barca contract talks


Barcelona are to conitnue their campaign to lower their wage bill.

Esport3 says the Camp Nou side will sit down with Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Neto to convince them to accept lower wages.

Lowering Umtiti's pay is their top priority as he is on a big salary but has been unable to contribute to the team, while Coutinho is currently one of the highest-paid players in the squad.

Man Utd pushing Pogba to make contract decision


Manchester United are awaiting Paul Pogba's response to their latest contract offer.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano reports the offer has been on the table for months and the club are insisting he clarify whether or not he will stay very soon.

Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes is expected to commit to a new deal as talks with his agent have been going on since July.

Pedri to sign Barcelona contract next month


Barcelona midfielder Pedri is close to signing a new contract with the club, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 18-year-old is happy at Camp Nou and his agents have been in talks with the club over an extension for around a month.

Both parties are pleased with the way negotiations are going and expect to seal the deal in October.

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Chelsea plot Chiesa bid amid Liverpool and Bayern interest (Calciomercato)


Juventus rejected £100m bid from the Blues in the summer

Chelsea are not giving up on signing Federico Chiesa from Juventus.

Calciomercato reports the Premier League side are lining up a new offer for the Italy star after being turned down by Juventus in the summer window, despite their willingness to pay €100 million (£86m/$117m) for him.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich may attempt to challenge the Blues, but Juve's determination to keep Chiesa is the biggest hurdle to overcome. 

Vecino to extend Inter stay


Inter are preparing to offer fresh terms to extend Matias Vecino's stay at San Siro beyond next year, says Todo Fichajes.

The Uruguay international, a member of the club's Serie A-winning team last term, wishes to stay in Milan and now looks set to see his dreams come true.

Having joined from Fiorentina, he has established himself as a key member of the set-up within the Nerazzurri.

Nzonzi headed for Qatar switch


Steven Nzonzi looks set to join up with James Rodriguez at Al-Rayyan after Roma allowed the Frenchamn to fly to Qatar for a move, per Sky Sport Italia.

The World Cup winner looks set to make a move to the Middle East as the latest player who has struggled to land a place in Europe.

Al-Rayyan just brought Rodriguez from Everton, to end a troubled spell on Merseyside for the veteran player.

Marsch doubts Gomez role talk at Leipzig


RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch says that he does not believe that Mario Gomez is set for a functionary role at the club, reports SPOX.

The ex-Bayern Munich striker, who retired in 2020 after helping Stuttgart back to the Bundesliga, has been mooted for a position at the club.

But Marsch has now suggested that this is not the case.

Man City mull move for Mubama


West Ham starlet Divin Mubama is on the radar of Manchester City and several other Premier League suitors, says Football Insider.

The 16-year-old is viewed as a future first team star by the Hammers but could yet be poached by a top-flight rival.

City are keen on him following his impressive games with England's youth setup.

Atletico chasing Uruguay's Alvarez


Atletico Madrid are the latest side to join the chase for Agustin Alvarez, with the Penarol striker on their radar, says Fichajes.

The 20-year-old, a twice-capped Uruguay international, is on the radar of several European clubs include La Liga's reigning champions.

Now, his form could earn him a swap in between continents.

Madrid eye move for Soyuncu


Caglar Soyuncu is on the Real Madrid radar as Los Blancos look to bolster their defence, says DefensaCentral.

The Turkey centre-back, impressive with Leicester City, is on the wishlist at Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid are hoping to increase their nous at the rear, having conceded more goals than all of their title rivals so far this term.

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Mukiele on Man Utd radar


Manchester United are looking at Nordi Mukiele as a new right-back, per Fichajes.

The RB Leipzig man is viewed as a successor to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with the Red Devils intending to use their existing star as a sub going forward.

That would pave the way for Diogo Dalot to depart the club.

Dortmund eye Martial as Haaland replacement


Borussia Dortmund are considering a move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial should they sell Erling Haaland next summer, according to 90Min.

Haaland has a release clause in his contract that activates in the summer of 2022, with a host of top clubs ready to prise the Norwegian away from the Bundesliga club.

Should he move on then Dortmund may turn to Martial, who has found himself pushed down the Old Trafford pecking order following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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AC Milan in Isco talks


AC Milan have held several rounds of talks with Real Madrid about signing Isco and are increasingly confident of landing the Spain international, according to Todofichajes.

The 29-year-old, who has made just two starts this season, was free to leave Los Blancos over the summer but did not reach an agreement with any interested parties.

However, a move to San Siro appeals to the forward as he looks to secure regular first-team football, and a deal could be agreed in time for January.

Diaz emerges as Barca target


Barcelona have identified Porto forward Luis Diaz as a potential signing next summer, reports El Nacional.

The Colombia international, who has been compared to compatriot James Rodriguez, has scored five goals in six league games for Porto this season.

Everton were linked with a swap deal involving James over the summer but the move never materialised, with Barca now plotting a bid at the end of the season.

Garcia in Barca frame


Reims coach Oscar Garcia is the latest candidate to succeed Ronald Koeman at Barcelona, reports RMC Sport.

Koeman is under pressure after a poor start to the season and the Barca board are believed to have discussed potential replacements.

Among the names to come up is former Brighton and Watford boss Garcia, a La Masia graduate and former Barca youth coach.

Man City want Mbappe ‘at any cost’ (Transfer Window podcast)


PL champions ready to pip Real Madrid to striker signing

Manchester City are determined to sign PSG striker Kylian Mbappe “at any cost”, according to the Transfer Window podcast.

City owner Sheikh Mansour has issued a mandate to beat Real Madrid to the signature of the France international, who could move to Etihad Stadium as early as January.

The Premier League champions missed out on Harry Kane over the summer but remain determined to land a new striker, with Mbappe now their priority.