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Nigeria make Abraham appeal


Tammy Abraham is to take time to decide his international future after Nigeria offered him the chance to represent the national team, according to The Mirror.

Abraham, who is eligble to represent Nigeria through his parents, has two caps for England but is still able to switch allegiances as neither game was a competitive international.

However, the 21-year-old is going to take his time and won't reveal his decision until April 2020.

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Markovic returns to Partizan


Partizan Belgrade have re-signed Lazar Markovic on a free transfer.

The Serbia winger is reported to have signed a three-year deal after leaving Fulham at the end of last season,

Markovic began his career at Partizan in 2011 before going on to play for the likes of Benfica, Liverpool and Fenerbahce.

Milan duo to open contract talks


Milan are preparing to offer new contracts to goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura, according to Tuttosport via Calciomercato.

The Rossoneri have switched their focus to renewing the contracts of key players now the transfer window has closed.

Donnarumma's contract has two years to run while Bonaventura's deal expires next summer, with both players likely to extend their stay at San Siro.

Sheffield Wednesday in Cowley talks


Sheffield Wednesday have opened talks with Lincoln boss Danny Cowley over the vacant manager's job at Hillsborough, according to Sky Sports.

The Championship club have been on the lookout for a new boss since Steve Bruce left for Newcastle over the summer.

Cowley has been in charge of Lincoln since 2016, taking the club from the National League to League One in that time as well as reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals while still a non-league side in 2017.

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Reds scout Turkish 'keeper Cakir


Liverpool are tracking Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir after impressing the club's scouts last weekend, reports the Daily Mail.

The 23-year made eight saves as Trabzonspor held Fenerbahce to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's side are in the hunt for a long-term back-up goalkeeper to Alisson and may open talks over a £14 million ($16.9m) deal if he continues to impress throughout the season.

Fiorentina failed in late Suso & Politano bids


Fiorentina failed in their last-minute efforts to sign Suso and Matteo Politano on transfer deadline day, sporting director Daniele Prade says.

The Serie A side were one of Europe's busiest clubs as the window closed on Monday, luring Bobby Duncan from Liverpool, Pedro from Fluminense, and Rachid Ghezzal on a loan deal from Leicester City.

But there were two more players the Viola wanted to sign another two players, only to be knocked back by their clubs.

Read the full story on Goal

Tottenham to step up Steven Sessegnon bid


London club had £3 million bid rejected by Fulham

Tottenham will continue their pursuit of Fulham full-back Steven Sessegnon after having an offer rejected in the summer transfer window, The Sun claims.

Spurs signed Sessegnon's brother Ryan last month in a £25 million offer but saw their £3m bid for Steven knocked back.

Mauricio Pochettino's men are determined to sign him, however, and will return with an improved offer as they look to reunite the twins.

Chelsea loan Blackman to Vitesse


Jamal Blackman has joined Vitesse on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper is recovering from a knee injury but will start training with the Dutch side once his rehabilitation is complete.

"Jamal is a good keeper, but he is coming back from a bad injury," Vitesse director Mo Allach said. "That is an intense process. In agreement with Chelsea, we have decided that he can work his way up to the desired level with us. 

"After all, the jump to the Chelsea first team is too big at the moment and it is impossible for Jamal to join the youth academy. And so, thanks to the good relationship with Chelsea, we can offer him a solution."

AC Milan tie Brescianini to new deal


AC Milan have extended Marco Brescianini's contract to 2024, it has been confirmed.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who has been with the club since he was aged eight, is yet to make his debut for the Rossoneri, but was twice included in the squad for Serie A matches last season. 

Real Madrid terminate Lucas Silva contract


Real Madrid have terminated Lucas Silva's contract after failing to offload him in the summer transfer window, AS reports.

The Brazilian midfielder joined Madrid four years ago and his contract was set to expire at the end of the season, but Madrid have opted to let him go early.

He spent time on loan at Marseille and Cruzeiro after his arrival in the Spanish capital, but they could find no takers for him this summer.

Keizer leaves Sporting


Marcel Keizer has left his role as coach of Sporting CP, according to A Bola.

A mutual agreement has been reached between Keizer and the Portuguese side with an official statement expected later today.

The Dutchman only took over at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in November 2018, helping the club win the Portuguese Cup and Portuguese League Cup last season.

Marseille agree Rongier deal


Marseille have agreed a deal with Nantes to sign midfielder Valentin Rongier, according to L'Equipe.

Both clubs have been in talks for some time but a breakthrough has been reached with Marseille agreeing to pay in the region of €15 million (£13.6m/$16.4m).

Though the European transfer deadline has closed French clubs are allowed one extra transfer outside of the window provided it is from another French side.

Van de Beek advised against joining Real Madrid


Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot thinks Donny van de Beek should only join Real Madrid if they can give him assurances of his role in the first team.

The Liga giants were strongly linked with signing the Netherlands international in the summer transfer window although he ended up staying put in Amsterdam.

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Dorrans mulling over next move


Graham Dorrans will take his time before deciding his next move following his release from Rangers, reports the Daily Record.

Dorrans agreed to the termination of his contract at Ibrox before Monday's transfer deadline so is free to move outside the window as a free agent.

Kilmarnock, Portsmouth, Bolton and Fleetwood have have all expressed an interest in the 32-year-old. 

‘Modric didn’t want to leave Real Madrid after bad season’


Luka Modric remains on the books at Real Madrid because he “didn’t want to leave after a bad season”, says AC Milan director and fellow Croat Zvonimir Boban.

The Rossoneri had been hoping to take the current holder of the Ballon d’Or to San Siro over the summer, but were ultimately left frustrated and empty-handed.

Here, Boban explains why.

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Man Utd planning January swoop for Eriksen


Red Devils ready winter raid for Spurs star

Manchester United are planning to launch a bid to lure Christian Eriksen away from Tottenham in January, claims The Sun.

The Danish playmaker had been hoping to seal a summer switch to Real Madrid but, with that dream fading and his contract in north London expiring, the Red Devils are ready to swoop in.

Liverpool and Everton chasing Gelhardt


Liverpool and Everton are among a host of Premier League clubs tracking Wigan Athletic’s teenage striker Joe Gelhardt, Goal has learned.

Wolves and Leicester have also been alerted to the 17-year-old's talents, while Chelsea sent scouts to watch his games for Wigan’s youth teams last season.

Check out the full story here.

Big five leagues spend over €5bn


European clubs from the "big five" leagues spent €5.5 billion ($6bn / £5bn) during the summer transfer window for the first time, reports ESPN.

Clubs from the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 broke the previous record by €0.9bn, which was set last summer, according to a report from Deloitte.

The Premier League spent €1.55bn (£1.4 bn) - the most out of the five leagues - but the net spend fell by more than €50 million to €635m which was the lowest since 2015.

Diabate move to France confirmed


Leicester City winger Fousseni Diabate has completed a move to Ligue 1 outfit Amiens.

A deal was struck for the out-of-favour forward just before the French transfer deadline closed at 11pm on Monday, reports the Leicester Mercury.

The clubs were awaiting rubber stamping on the deal from the French Football Federation and the move has now been ratified.


Juventus target Willian


Chelsea midfielder Willian is a target for Juventus in their latest effort to secure big-name signings on a free transfer.

The Daily Mail reports the Brazilian, 31, is in discussions over an extension to his contact at Stamford Bridge which ends in the summer but they have so far failed to reach agreement.

The Italian champions have already snapped up Emre Can, Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey for nothing in recent seasons.

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Agbo makes switch to Braga


Nigeria international midfielder Uche Agbo will spend the remainder of the season with Portuguese top-flight side sporting Braga after being snapped up on loan from Belgian outfit Standard Liege.

He joined the Reds in the summer of 2017 but spent the second half of last season with Spanish side Rayo Vallecano.

Agbo had loan spells at Granada before moving to the Premier League with Watford in 2016.

Read the full story on Goal.


Okazaki leaves Malaga


Shinji Okazaki has left Malaga stay after his contract was cancelled by the Spanish club just weeks after joining them, reports the Leicester Mercury.

Okazaki saw his contract in Spain terminated after just four weeks with the Segunda Division side unable to register the 33-year-old without breaching the salary cap.

He failed to make a single appearance but in a statement said: “I want to say goodbye and wish the greatest success to my team-mates and the staff that made me feel at home."

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Agbo in switch to Braga


Nigeria international midfielder Uche Agbo will spend the remainder of the season with Portuguese top-flight side sporting Braga after being snapped up on loan from Belgian outfit Standard Liege.

He joined the Reds in the summer of 2017 but spent the second half of last season with Spanish side Rayo Vallecano.

Agbo had loan spells at Granada before moving to the Premier League with Watford in 2016.

Read the full story on Goal.





Neymar valued at €300 million


Paris Saint Germain wanted a whopping £273million (€300m / $328m) in cash for Neymar, according to Le Parisien 

Barcelona made several offers to bring the 27-year-old back to the Nou Camp but all were rebuffed by the French champions.

Reports claim their final bid included £136 million (€150m / $164) plus Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele on loan.

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Why Man City didn't land Kompany cover


'Blues may live to regret not signing Maguire'


Manchester City may live to regret their decision not to fight harder for Harry Maguire, says Gary Neville, with arch-rivals United now boasting a centre-half option who would have been a perfect successor to Vincent Kompany and cover for the injured Aymeric Laporte.

The former Red Devils defender told Sky Sports: "Maguire would've been ideal. Manchester United did well to get him but I am surprised City didn't really go for him alongside United. Maybe they did and they just pulled out because of the money in the end or whatever it was."

Read the full story on Goal!

Eriksen wants Football Manager transfer power


Christian Eriksen wishes he could "decide just like in Football Manager" what happens with his future as he hinted at being frustrated at not being able to leave Tottenham.

He said, having failed to secure a switch over the summer: "I wish I could decide just like in Football Manager, but unfortunately I can't."

Check out the full story here.

Sanchez has no regrets over Man Utd move


Alexis Sanchez does not regret his decision to join Manchester United but suggested he became frustrated at not being selected regularly for the Red Devils.

A man now taking in a loan spell at Inter has told BBC Sport: "I wanted to join them and win everything. I don't regret going there."

Read the full story on Goal!

Greenwood to land new Man Utd deal


Mason Greenwood is set to land a bumper new contract at Manchester United, according to The Athletic.

The highly-rated teenage forward is expected to agree terms worth £25,000-a-week and commit his immediate future to the Red Devils.

Leicester's Ghezzal joins Fiorentina


Serie A club Fiorentina have confirmed the signing of Rachid Ghezzal on loan from Premier League side Leicester City.

The 27-year-old joined the Foxes in August 2018 from Monaco as a direct replacement for his compatriot Riyad Mahrez, who left for Manchester City.

Fiorentina have an option to make the move permanent for €9.7 million (£8.9m / $10.5m).

Read the full story on Goal.


Nwakali ends unhappy Arsenal spell


Kelechi Nwakali has joined Segunda Division club Huesca from Premier League side Arsenal.

The Gunners moved for the Nigeria international in 2016 folllowing his impressive performances at the 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup.

Nwakali failed to make a single senior apperance during his time in north London and had loan spells at MVV Maastricht, VVV-Venlo and Porto B..

Read the full story on Goal.


Falcao makes switch to Galatasaray


Galatasaray concluded a productive deadline day by completing the late signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a free transfer.

Falcao, 33, penned a three-year deal with the 22-time Turkish champions close to last night's European deadline.

Everton offload Bolasie to Sporting on loan


Sporting Lisbon have signed winger Yannick Bolasie on a season-long loan from Everton.

The DR Congo international has made just 32 appearances during his time with Everton and had spells on loan at Aston Villa and Anderlecht last season.

The 30-year-old joined the Toffees from Crystal Palace on a five-year deal in 2016 for a fee of £25million (€27.5m / $30m).

Read the full story on Goal.

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Nwakali heads for Spain


Kelechi Nwakali has joined Segunda Division club Huesca from Premier League side Arsenal.

The Gunners moved for the Nigeria international in 2016 after he impressed at the 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup, where he won the Golden Ball Award.

Nwakali did not make a single senior apperance during his time in north London and had loan spells with MVV Maastricht, VVV-Venlo and Porto B.

Read the full story on Goal.





Alaves fail to sign Porto striker


La Liga side Alaves have fallen just short of signing Porto striker Abdul Waris on deadline day. 

The Ghana international flew to Spain for a medical but the club were unable to find space in their squad nor the budget to sign him, according to Mais Futebol

Waris joined Porto in 2018 but spent last season out on loan with Nantes

Real Madrid, Barcelona and the 10 biggest spenders of the summer transfer window


The summer window is now shut and, to little surprise, Real Madrid and Barcelona once again lead the way when it comes to spending.

But there are plenty of other clubs who spent big this summer as a number of big-name players made big-money moves.

Check out the list of biggest spenders on Goal!

Neville wanted by USWNT


The U.S. women's national team are interested in making Phil Neville their new manager, according to the Daily Mail.

Jill Ellis - who led USA to this summer's World Cup - is in the process of moving on, with Neville reportedly the number one target to be their new boss ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Pogba, Barcelona, Zidane & the winners and losers of the summer transfer window


The transfer window is now closed, and there were plenty of big moves and close calls for some of the world's top clubs throughout the summer.

Read a full look at the window's winners and losers on Goal!

Man Utd chasing Benfica duo


According to the Mirror, Man Utd sent scouts to Benfica's latest 4-0 victory over Braga, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly interested in both Ruben Dias and Florentino Luis.

The pair are considered to be the club's brightest prospects, with Dias an accomplished centre-back and Luis a promising defensive midfielder.

Rangers confirm Dodoo exit


Rangers had managed to free up some space in their squad for Ryan Kent after confirming the mutual termination of Joe Dodoo's contract earlier in the evening.

He joins former West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans in exiting the club through mutual consent.

Liverpool and Man Utd lead calls for Premier League to make transfer window change


England's top clubs lead the charge to extend the deadline

Liverpool and Man Utd are among a number of clubs who are aiming to put an end to the early closure of the Premier League transfer windwow, reports the Mirror.

The deadline for several European leagues was almost a month later than in England, and so Man Utd and Liverpool among others will meet with the Premier League later next month to discuss the possibility of extending the window.

Rangers confirm Kent signing


Rangers have confirmed the permanent signature of Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on a four-year deal.
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