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AC Milan and West Ham to battle for Bakayoko


AC Milan and West Ham are both ready to move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, reports Le10Sport.

Bakayoko spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Monaco, but the 25-year-old's former club did not have the funds available to make a permanent bid.

That has led to interest from the Hammers and the Rossoneri, with Bakayoko's deal at Stamford Bridge running through 2022.

Inter eye Werner as Lautaro replacement


Inter are eyeing a move for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner as a possible replacement for Lautaro Martinez, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Martinez has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona and should he depart, Inter would require a new partner up front for Romelu Lukaku.

That player could be Werner, who has already scored 30 goals in all competitions for Leipzig this season.

Arsenal and Spurs unlikely to spend this summer


Arsenal and Tottenham are both planning on a summer of spending no money on transfer fees, according to The Telegraph.

Both clubs, like every other European side, are facing plenty of financial uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The north London rivals are prepared to sanction free transfers, with Chelsea's Willian a target for both teams.

'Napoli could lose Koulibaly without Champions League'


Andrea Dossena has warned that Napoli could be forced to sell Kalidou Koulibaly if they do not qualify for the Champions League.

The defender is a reported target of Liverpool and Manchester United, having established himself as one of Europe's top defenders since joining Napoli in 2014.

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Paterson signs new Celtic deal


Brody Paterson has signed a new three-year deal at Celtic, the club announced.

The 19-year-old left-winger has been a key figure for the club's reserve team this season. 

Paterson will now remain with Celtic through 2023 as he awaits his first team debut. 

Liverpool pull out of Werner chase


The Reds are unwilling to meet the striker's exit clause

Liverpool are set to pull out of the race for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner, according to the Mirror.

The Reds are unwilling to meet the striker's £50 million ($61m) exit clause, with Leipzig holding out for at least that amount in any sale. 

With most teams unlikely to be spending big amid the coronavirus pandemic, Werner could be set for another season with Leipzig. 

Rangers complete deal for Hagi


Rangers have completed the signing of Ianis Hagi from Rangers.

The midfielder, son of Gheorghe Hagi, has made the permanent move following six-month loan spell from Genk.

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Muric returns to Manchester City


Aro Muric has returned to Manchester City after a difficult loan spell with Nottingham Forest, reports the Athletic.

The goalkeeper made just five appearances for the Championship side and has now returned to Man City after the decision was made to not continue his loan.

Muric has made five appearances for Manchester City, all in the Carabao Cup

Mourinho: We will not spend rivers of money


Jose Mourinho says Tottenham will spend cautiously this summer in the wake of the coronavirus.

The Portuguese manager says that he expects a delayed start to the transfer window and, when it opens, he doesn't expect Spurs to be among the bigger spenders. 

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Simeone's deputy to leave at season's end


Diego Simeone's top asssitant German 'Mono' Burgos will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, according to ESPN.

Burgos has been Simeone's assistant since 2011 but is leaving the club in pursuit of a head coaching career of his own.

Clubs in Europe and Latin America have already shown an interest in the 51-year-old.

Arthur wants to remain at Barca


Arthur Melo is hoping to remain at Barcelona amid interest from Juventus, according to ESPN.

Barca have included the Brazilian in their offer for Juve midfielder Miralem Pjanic, but he doesn't have any desire to leave Camp Nou.

The 23-year-old arrived at Barca from Gremio in 2018.

Man Utd could use Alexis in Sancho deal


Manchester United are hoping to include Alexis Sanchez as a makeweight in a deal for Jadon Sancho, Mundo Deportivo reports. 

The Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with a move to Old Trafford but United may not be able to afford his nine-figure transfer fee.

The club could offer the Chilean, currently on loan at Inter, in any deal for the England star. 

David Luiz set to leave Arsenal


Sky Sports are reporting that David Luiz is set to leave Arsenal in the summer, with the Brazilian's contract due to end and no talks over a renewal having been planned.

The former Chelsea defender, who joined the Gunners in 2019 but reportedly only on a one-year contract, is keen to stay with the Gunners and has apparently told friends he wants to remain in London.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, clubs and players have until June 23 to agree contract extensions, with those whose deals are expiring able to play on beyond June 30 with short-term renewals.

But it would appear that Luiz will not be required at the Emirates Stadium looking further ahead and into the 2020-21 season.


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Chelsea to cash in on Boga


Chelsea are in advanced talks with Serie A side Sassuolo, which would see them earn an undisclosed one-off fee and exchange their buyback clause to a first option on a future sale of ex-youth academy star Jeremie Boga.

The Blues are not expected to take up that option, however, with the Ivorian in demand at some of Serie A’s top clubs.

Discussions on video conference calls between the two clubs had initially mentioned a 50 per cent sell-on clause for Boga, who is attracting attention from the likes of Napoli and Roma, but Chelsea will now settle for the one-off fee instead.

Goal has also learned that Juventus are following the developments but he isn't one of their top priorities.

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Nice to sign €8m defender Bambu


Nice are set to complete a deal for Athletico Paranaense centre-back Robson Bambu, according to L'Equipe.

After extending goalkeeper Walter Benitez's contract on Monday, the Ligue 1 club have moved to bring in the Brazilian defender, who is set to join on June 15 for a fee of €8m (£7m/$9m).


Flick on Sancho: He has enormous qualities


Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick claims Jadon Sancho is a "great talent" amid links with a move for the Borussia Dortmund star.

Sancho came on as a second-half substitute in Dortmund's 1-0 Klassiker defeat to Bayern and Flick insists he appreciates the England winger's talents.

"I don't like to talk about players who are under contract to other clubs," he told a news conference.

"I can say that Jadon Sancho has a high quality but in the end he also suits Borussia Dortmund very, very well."

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Spurs enter race for Fraser


Tottenham are preparing an offer to lure winger Ryan Fraser from Bournemouth, according to Football Insider.

The Scotland international is out of contract in the summer and has shown reluctance to agree to fresh terms, alerting a host of sides willing to sign him on a free transfer.

Spurs have now moved to the front of the queue to sign the 26-year-old, who has reportedly told friends he is keen to join the club if they make a move for him. 

Man Utd in late talks over Ighalo loan extension


There has been a big step forward in negotiations between Manchester United and Shanghai Shenhua regarding a possible extension of Odion Ighalo's loan deal.

The original terms of the Nigerian striker's United contract are due to expire this weekend, but it is understood talks have progressed in the last few days and there is hope that an agreement can be reached before the weekend.

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PSG seal Telles deal


Paris Saint-Germain have agreed to sign full-back Alex Telles from Porto, according to A Bola.

The French champions are believed to have paid around €25 million (£22m/$28m) for the Brazil international.

Chelsea had previously been linked with a move for the former Gremio and Galatasaray player.

Bellingham and Gomes crucial to United future


Manchester United see Angel Gomes and Jude Bellingham as a "generational talents" and still hope to persuade both players that their futures lie at Old Trafford, according to the Standard.

The Red Devils hope to complete a £30 million ($37m) deal to sign Bellingham from Birmingham, while Gomes is already on the books but is out of contract in the summer.

The 19-year-old has so far been reluctant to sign fresh terms, but United are confident of agreeing a deal worth around £30,000 a week.

'Sancho can strengthen any team' - Kahn


Oliver Kahn has sparked talk of Bayern Munich showing transfer interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho after the former Germany captain and board member at the Bundesliga champions said the England forward "can strengthen any team".

Speaking on German television before Tuesday's Klassiker clash, where Bayern beat Dortmund 1-0 to move seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, Kahn did not deny interest in the 20-year-old winger.

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Barca reject Fati sale talk


Barcelona have no intention of selling Ansu Fati amid reports Juventus wanted to include the youngster in any deal for Miralem Pjanic, according to Sport.

The Bianconeri had hoped to sign the 17-year-old in a part-exchange deal for Pjanic, but have been told he will not be sold in any cirumstances.

The Italian side may now turn their attention to Arthur Melo, though the Brazilian is believed to be reluctant to leave Barca this summer.

Ighalo loan negotiations 'going well' - agent


The Manchester United loanee looks set to return to China, but his representative says talks are ongoing

Negotiations over Odion Ighalo remaining at Manchester United beyond his current loan deal are still happening and are 'going well', according to his agent.

Ighalo looks certain to return to Shanghai Shenhua with the Chinese Super League side unwilling to extend his current loan at Old Trafford, while United are unable to match his huge wages - however Ladi Salami says nothing has been confirmed yet.

He told Foot Mercato: “On the one hand, the Super Eagle [Ighalo] feels very good in Manchester. Negotiations with the Chinese are ongoing and are going well.

“On the other hand, in view of the latest regulations in force in [China], it is almost impossible to offer such amounts.”

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Rangers 'on verge of confirming Hagi permanent deal'


The Romanian has impressed on loan from Genk and the Scottish side are set to conclude a £3 million deal

Rangers will complete the permanent signing of midfielder Ianis Hagi from Genk today, according to the Scottish Sun, after the Belgian side mistakenly announced the deal yesterday.

Genk put a statement on their website saying Hagi had moved to Glasgow on Tuesday night, only to delete it shortly after.

Hagi is reportedly set to move to Rangers full-time, however, on a £3m (€3.5m/$3.7m) three-year deal.

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Coutinho to Arsenal? Why Barcelona outcast is unlikely to join Arteta's revolution


The Gunners have been linked with a potential move for the Brazil international, who is deemed surplus to requirements by the Catalan giants

Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a Premier League return after Bayern Munich confirmed they will not be turning their loan deal for the Barcelona flop into a permanent transfer.

A move to Arsenal is unlikely, however, as the Gunners are forced to tighten their purse strings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Goal's Arsenal correspondent, Charles Watts, explains here exactly why seeing Coutinho in North London next season is an unrealistic prospect.

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Juventus 'want Aouar on two-year loan'


The Serie A champions are keen on the Lyon midfielder but have to watch their finances as they seek a deal

The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic will have a major impact on the football transfer market, and this will reportedly affect Juventus as they seek a deal for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

Corriere dello Sport report that the Serie A champions are keen to take Aouar on a two-year loan deal in order to spread out their financial obligation for a player valued at least at €50 million (£45m/$55m).

Lyon face losing many of their best players after they missed out on European qualification for the first time since 1997, following the abandonment of Ligue 1 due to Covid-19.

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Ajax eye Danish teen


Ajax are close to signing 17-year-old winger Eskild Munk Dall from Silkeborg, according to De Telegraaf.

The teenager was scouted by John Steen Olsen, who also brought fellow Danes Christian Eriksen, Viktor Fischer and Kasper Dolberg to Amsterdam.

Dall spent a short time on trial at Ajax in December last year, scoring a hat-trick in a friendly match for the U16 side.

Jovic and Milik on Milan shortlist


AC Milan are keen to sign a striker this summer with Real Madrid's Luka Jovic and Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik under consideration, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Jovic has been linked with a move away from Real after managing just two goals since move from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer, though his reported €50 million (£44m/$55m) asking price may put off the Rossoneri.

Poland forward Milik, who is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract at Napoli, is seen as the alternative, though chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis' reputation for being a tough negotiator means he is unlikely to be allowed to leave on the cheap.

Prem clubs discuss moving transfer window


Premier League clubs are considering a proposal to move the summer transfer window to September, according to the Mail.

It is hoped that the 2019-20 season will be able to resume next month after the coronavirus shutdown and be completed by July, with European and domestic cup competitions taking place in August.

The 2020-21 season would then begin in September, with this latest proposal seeing the transfer window opening on September 3 and ending on October 5.

Barca ready to sell Dembele


Barcelona are willing to sell Ousmane Dembele if they receive an acceptable offer for him this summer, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The France forward has struggled to replicate his best form in a Barca shirt since signing from Borussia Dortmund for an initial €105m (£93m/$105m) three years ago.

As a result the Catalan giants are ready to move the 23-year-old on, with an offer in the region of €50m (£44m/$54m) enough to persuade them to do a deal.

Silva may yet stay at PSG


Thiago Silva could stay at Paris Saint-Germain beyond this summer with the French champions preparing a new contract offer - according to Calciomercato.

The Brazilian defender is a free agent at the end of next month and has been heavily linked with a return to AC Milan.

However, PSG would like to keep the 35-year-old and hope to persuade him to stay with the offer of a new deal, albeit on reduced terms.

Premier League clubs determined to start 2020-1 in September


Premier League clubs will tell the governing body that the coming season must begin in September, according to the Daily Mail

Such a resolution would increase the chance of 2019-20 being curtailed, with time running out to play the remaining nine rounds of fixtures in time for the next campaign.

Rangers yet to decide Kamberi future


Rangers remain undecided over whether to sign Florian Kamberi on a permanent deal, reports the Daily Record

The Scottish giants are waiting on clarification over the rest of the Europa League campaign from UEFA before committing to a transfer, although Genk confirmed on Tuesday that an agreement had been struck over fellow loanee Ianis Hagi.

Casemiro signed Madrid extension


Casemiro has signed a new Real Madrid deal to extend his link with the club until 2023, reports Marca

Negotiations were concluded months ago but not announced publicly, in line with the Merengue's new policy on contracts.

Newcastle move for Shaqiri


Newcastle United have made Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri a major summer transfer target, claims the Daily Mail

The Magpies hope the Switzerland international's need for regular first-team football will aid negotiations over a move, with Shaqiri only appearing on a sporadic basis so far in 2019-20.

Napoli turn to Sassuolo's Boga


Napoli are lining up an approach for Jeremie Boga, reports Gazzetta dello Sport

The Sassuolo winger is seen as the natural heir to Jose Callejon, who will leave the Italians at the end of his contract on June 30.

Juventus give up on Pogba pursuit


Man Utd midfielder no longer seen as a realistic transfer target

Juventus have admitted defeat in their efforts to re-sign Paul Pogba, according to Corriere dello Sport

The midfielder has long been linked to a move back to Turin from Manchester United, but the financial effects of coronavirus mean that the Old Lady no longer see a deal as feasible.

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James pushes for Atletico switch


James Rodriguez is ready to ignore the advances of Newcastle in favour of a move to Real Madrid's city rivals Atletico, reports Mundo Deportivo

The Colombian would prefer to stay in the capital, although it is uncertain whether the Colchoneros can meet Madrid's transfer valuation.

Shenhua refuse to consider Ighalo loan extension


Striker will have to return to China for delayed start of season

Shanghai Shenhua are not interested in extending Odion Ighalo's Manchester United loan until the end of the season, reports the Mirror

The striker will therefore have to report back to China for the start of the much-delayed Super League campaign, despite United's interest in prolonging his stay.

'Arsenal would've won the Premier League if we kept team together'


Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has lamented the star departures at the Emirates in the early 2010s, saying the Gunners would have won the Premier League had the team not been broken up.

Arsenal last won the Premier League in 2003-04 and the team put together a streak of 10 seasons finishing either third or fourth between 2005 and 2015. 

Wilshere believes a number of departures undermined his team's chase for Premier League glory, specifically citing the loss of Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. 

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