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Gueye wants 'general' Koulibaly at PSG

2020-04-06T21:30:14Z

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye wants Senegal team-mate Kalidou Koulibaly to join him at the club.

“Yes, of course, it would be fantastic for him and above all for the club," he told Canal+"It would be fantastic for me too to have another Senegalese guy at the club.

“I get on very well with him. I call him 'my general.' If he comes here, it would be good thing for him.”

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Thiago Silva open to Milan return

2020-04-06T21:00:11Z

A return to AC Milan isn't off the table for PSG defender Thiago Silva, according to his agent Paulo Tonietto.

"In football everything is possible, but we have to wait for what will happen because of the pandemic," he told MilanNews.

"He has a great admiration for Milan, his years there marked his career. He knows of the great affection of the fans".

Milan reignite interest in Torreira

2020-04-06T20:30:40Z

AC Milan are ready to reignite their interest in Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, according to the Corriere dello Sport.

The Uruguay midfielder was linked with Milan last summer and hasn't always been a first-team regular for the Gunners this season.

 

Mata dreams of Oviedo reunion

2020-04-06T20:00:20Z

Juan Mata says he would love to link up with some of his old team-mates at former club Real Oviedo before he retires.

"At some point, it would be nice because there a quite a few players who have come through the youth ranks at Oviedo, like Santi Cazorla, Michu - who used to play for Swansea, Adrian Lopez - who used to play at Atletico Madrid, and myself," Mata told Manchester United's official website

"So it would nice if we could all meet again at Real Oviedo and try to bring the team to the First Division because right now they are in the Second Division."

Balotelli challenged to earn Italy recall

2020-04-06T19:30:01Z

Mario Balotelli is good enough to play for Italy again but he has to do more to earn an international recall, according to Roberto Mancini.

Balotelli has barely featured for his country in recent years and has just five Serie A goals to his name this season.

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Barca & PSG favourites for Willian

2020-04-06T19:00:49Z

Barcelona and PSG are leading the race to sign out-of-contract winger Willian from Chelsea, report Mundo Deportivo.

The Brazilian's deal is up at the end of the season and, despite admitting he would like to stay in London, he has been linked with clubs all over the world.

It is also reported Willian could help smooth any move Chelsea make for Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho.

Odriozola: My time at Madrid will come

2020-04-06T18:30:51Z

Alvaro Odriozola says he is confident he has what it takes to make himself a success at Real Madrid.

The 24-year-old has failed to break into the first team at the Santiago Bernabeu and hasn't made an impression on loan at Bayern Munich,

"In all sincerity and I say it from the heart, I am very confident with Zidane and I have no doubt that my time will come," Odriozola told Marca.

Marseille ready to cash in on Thauvin

2020-04-06T18:00:00Z

Marseille are prepared to sell winger Florian Thauvin in the next summer transfer window, according to l'Equipe.

The 27-year-old's contract is up in the summer of 2021 and Marseille may try to move him on rather than risk losing him for free.

Thauvin registered 18 goals and nine assists last season but has hardly featured in the current campaign after undergoing ankle surgery.

Madrid-linked Tonali names Modric as inspiration

2020-04-06T17:30:24Z

Brescia wonderkid Sandro Tonali has named Luka Modric as the player who inspires him most.

Real Madrid are among a host of top clubs believed to be interested in the 19-year-old, who insists his focus is on his current club.

Read what he had to say here on Goal!

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Schalke would have to break transfer record for Barca's Todibo

2020-04-06T17:00:10Z

Schalke would have to break their club transfer record to make Jean-Clair Todibo's loan from Barcelona permanent, claim kicker.

The agreed purchase option between the clubs is reported to stand at €25 million (£22m/$27m) - with a further €5m in potential bonuses.

That would eclipse the €22.5m Schalke spent to sign Swiss forward Breel Embolo from Basel in 2016.

Mount relishing arrival of 'world-class' Ziyech

2020-04-06T16:30:41Z

Mason Mount is relishing the arrival of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax to Chelsea after watching him during his own spell in the Eredivisie.

"Obviously it’s another amazing, world-class player joining the club," Mount said at a Combat Corona FIFA tournament.

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Icardi ready to return to Inter

2020-04-06T16:00:23Z

Mauro Icardi is ready to return to Inter from Paris Saint-Germain before making a decision on his future, report CalcioMercato.

The Argentine's relationship with PSG boss Thomas Tuchel reportedly took a downward turn after he was benched for Edinson Cavani.

It is said the situation will likely come down to the decision of PSG chief Leonardo as to whether the French side will exercise their purchase option on him.

Arsenal & Barca-linked Upamecano given transfer advice

2020-04-06T15:30:56Z

RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, linked with Barcelona and Arsenal among others, has been told to take his time deciding his next move.

Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche told kicker: "This is a far-reaching decision for a player. He should take his time with that.

"He has to be clear about exactly what he is going to do, how he sees his future."

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Soyuncu set to frustrate Man City and stay at Leicester

2020-04-06T14:59:20Z

Caglar Soyuncu is ready to frustrate Manchester City and his many other reported suitors by committing his future to Leicester.

The Turkish centre-half has seen his stock rise considerably throughout the 2019-20 campaign after he was asked to fill a Harry Maguire-shaped void by the Foxes when the England international completed a record-breaking move to Manchester United.

Soyuncu has quickly become a star in his own right, with a collection of consistent and commanding performances seeing him spark talk of a big-money transfer.

Read the full story on Goal.

Arsenal in pole position to sign Fraser

2020-04-06T14:29:23Z

Arsenal are well placed to complete the signing of Ryan Fraser from Bournemouth this summer - according to Team Talk.

Manchester United have also been linked with the 26-year-old, but the Gunners are favourites to bring him in on a free transfer when his current deal at the Vitality Stadium expires on June 30.

Fraser has scored once and laid on four assists in 28 Premier League outings for Bournemouth this term.

Barcelona eager to move Rakitic out

2020-04-06T14:00:00Z

Barcelona remain keen on finding a buyer for Ivan Rakitic, claims Sport.

The Liga giants have plenty of offers on the table for the Croatian, but are waiting on the playmaker to make a decision on his next move.

Ivan Rakitic Barcelona 2019-20

Ighalo drops Man Utd future hint

2020-04-06T13:30:00Z

Odion Ighalo has hinted that he will be looking to complete a permanent move to Manchester United, with the Nigerian stating his intention to spend “more time with the team”.

He has told the Red Devils' official website: "I am inspired by a lot of things at United, I am really inspired and I am looking forward to spending more time with the team."

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Juventus won't part with De Ligt

2020-04-06T12:00:00Z

Juventus are prepared to part with a number of players this summer but Matthijs de Ligt is not among them, reports Calciomercato.

Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Adrien Rabiot could all be moved on, but a Dutch defender sparking talk of interest from Manchester United will be kept on in Turin.

‘Spurs can’t repeat Bale mistake with Kane’

2020-04-06T11:30:00Z

Tottenham cannot afford a repeat of their Gareth Bale saga if a big-money move is to be sanctioned for Harry Kane, says Paul Robinson.

The ex-Spurs keeper has told Football Insider: "The squad needs strengthening. To take Harry out of the equation you would need to reinvest the money very sensibly. You only have to look at Gareth Bale."

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Arsenal, Everton & Wolves interested in James

2020-04-06T10:59:06Z

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal, Everton and Wolves - according to Sky Sports.

The Colombia international's current contract at Santiago Bernabeu is due to expire next year, and the Blancos are eager to cash in before he becomes a free agent.

A bidding war between three Premier League clubs could erupt this summer, with James likely to call time on a six-year spell in Madrid when the market reopens.

Cagliari facing a struggle to keep hold of Nainggolan

2020-04-06T10:29:42Z

Cagliari are facing a battle to retain Radja Nainggolan's services beyond the summer - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Belgian would have to accept a pay cut in order to complete a permanent move to Sardegna Arena, otherwise, he will return to Inter at the end of his loan deal.

Cagliari may offer cash plus Uruguayan midfielder Nahitan Nandez in exchange for Nainggolan, who has scored five goals in 21 Serie A appearances this season.

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Aurier reveals PSG return ambition

2020-04-06T09:59:40Z

Serge Aurier is not expecting to see out his playing days at Tottenham, with the French full-back hoping to secure a return to Paris Saint-Germain at some stage.

The 27-year-old defender departed Parc des Princes during the summer transfer window of 2017. He had spent two seasons with the club he supported as a boy, with his stock rising enough to convince Spurs that he was worth a £23 million ($28m) investment.

Aurier has not enjoyed the smoothest of rides in English football, with questions having been asked of his future at regular intervals.

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Roma set sights on Gotze

2020-04-06T09:29:49Z

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze is the subject of interest from Roma - according to Corriere Dello Sport via Kicker.

The German playmaker looks set to leave Westfalenstadion this summer, and would prefer to undertake a new challenge away from the Bundesliga.

Roma may look to bring in Gotze on a free transfer when his current contract with Dortmund expires on June 30.

Liverpool, Man Utd & Dortmund ask about Torres

2020-04-06T09:00:00Z

European giants wants Valencia winger

Liverpool, Manchester United, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Atletico Madrid and Manchester City have all enquired as to the possible availability of Valencia winger Ferran Torres.

Sources close to one of the most sought-after talents in European football have revealed to Goal that the race for his signature is being stepped up.

Check out the full story here.

Barca have no plans to part with Griezmann

2020-04-06T08:30:00Z

Barcelona have no plans to part with Antoine Griezmann during the next transfer window, claims Marca.

The Liga giants are being heavily linked with the likes of Neymar and Lautaro Martinez, as they seek more attacking firepower, but they will not look to offload a World Cup-winning France international.

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Wolves put £70m price tag on Traore

2020-04-06T08:00:00Z

Wolves will not accept anything less than £70 million ($86m) for Adama Traore, claims Football Insider.

The jet-heeled winger has been linked with a switch to Liverpool, but any suitors will need to dig deep in order to secure his signature.

‘If I was Barcelona president, I’d sign Neymar tomorrow’

2020-04-06T07:30:00Z

Neymar continues to generate plenty of speculation regarding a possible return to Barcelona, and Keita Balde says he would sign the Paris Saint-Germain forward “tomorrow” if he was calling the shots at Camp Nou.

The Monaco forward has told El Chiringuito: “With the ball at his feet, Neymar is unrivalled. He could play for any team. If I was the president of Barcelona, I would sign him tomorrow if I could.”

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Atletico still keen on Cavani

2020-04-06T06:59:45Z

Atletico Madrid haven't given up on signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani - according to SPORT.

The Spanish giants failed with a January approach for the 33-year-old, who is due to become a free agent on June 30.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone is eager to complete a deal for Cavani this summer, as he looks to bring in a replacement for the exit-bound Diego Costa.

Falcao could be off to Qatar or Saudi Arabia

2020-04-06T06:29:41Z

Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao may decide to undertake a new challenge in Qatar or Saudi Arabia this summer - according to Marca.

Al-Sadd and Al-Hilal have both submitted offers for the 34-year-old, who is currently valued at around €14 million (£12m/$15m).

Falcao has scored nine goals in 14 Super Lig appearances for Galatasaray since joining the club on a free transfer back in September.

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Muller set for new Bayern deal

2020-04-06T05:59:00Z

Thomas Muller will be handed a new contract with Bayern Munich when its safe for football to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic - as TZ reports.

The 30-year-old's current contract is due to expire next year, but the German champions are willing to extend his stay at Allianz Stadium through to 2023.

Muller has contributed six goals and 16 assists to Bayern's Bundesliga cause in 25 appearances this season.

Lingard determined to stay at Man Utd

2020-04-06T05:29:43Z

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has no desire to leave Old Trafford this summer - according to Metro Sport.

The England international has been linked with Arsenal and Everton recently, but he would prefer to stay with the Red Devils and fight for a place in the team.

Lingard has 12 months left to run on his current deal, but United have the option to extend the contract by a further a year.

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Willian likely to leave Chelsea in the summer but wants to stay in Europe

2020-04-06T05:00:00Z

Willian has revealed he is likely to leave Chelsea in the summer with some of Europe's biggest clubs reportedly circling.

The Brazilian winger's contract expires with the Blues at the end of the season amid interest from two former Chelsea bosses - Maurizio Sarri at Juventus and Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho.

While Willian says he wants stay at Stamford Bridge, a disagreement over the length of contract will likely see the 31-year-old begin discussions with other clubs and sign a deal elsewhere.

Read the full story on Goal.

No deal yet between Dortmund and Meunier

2020-04-06T00:35:01Z

Borussia Dortmund have yet to come to an agreement over a contract for PSG defender Thomas Meunier, reports Le10Sport.

The Belgian international will see his contract with PSG expire at the end of the season, and there were reports he had agreed a deal with the Bundesliga outfit. 

But those reports were seemingly premature, with Everton, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid all still interested in Meunier's services.

Leicester keeping tabs on the 'next Kante'

2020-04-05T23:55:17Z

Leicester City are keeping an eye on Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria, reports the Express.

The 25-year-old has been compared to N'Golo Kante, whom the Foxes signed from Caen in 2015 and then helped his side to an unlikely Premier League title the following year.

Leicester will hope lightning can strike twice with Santamaria, another defensive midfielder from an unfancied French side. 

Fonseca wants Smalling to stay at Roma

2020-04-05T23:10:44Z

Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca has said that he would like to see Chris Smalling stay beyond this season.

Smalling has impressed with Roma in 2019-20 while on a season-long loan from Manchester United.

Though it could be difficult to retain the 30-year-old, Fonseca is hopeful that the Giallorossi will find a way to keep him beyond this season.

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Gabigol was never returning to Inter - agent

2020-04-05T22:33:37Z

Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa's agent has said that a return to Inter was never a realistic possibility for his client. 

The 23-year-old spent just 12 months in Italy following his transfer from Santos in August 2016, scoring one goal in nine Serie A appearances.

After successful loans with Santos and Flamengo in his native Brazil, Gabigol joined Flamengo on a permanent deal in January for a reported €17 million (£15m/$18m).

Read the full story on Goal

PSG expect Neymar & Mbappe stay due to coronavirus

2020-04-05T21:55:56Z

Transfer fees expected to drop in wake of pandemic

Paris Saint-Germain believe they will be able to keep Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for another season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Transfer fees are expected to drop in the next transfer window because of the economic disruption caused by the spread of the disease.

PSG are not interested in selling their star duo and L’Equipe says the French champions have a good chance of keeping them for another season at least.

Inter refuse Barcelona exchange deal for Lautaro

2020-04-05T21:44:17Z

Catalan side offer two defenders for Argentine striker

Inter have rejected Barcelona’s offers to include Junior Firpo and Nelson Semedo as part of a deal for Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez.

The 22-year-old is the Camp Nou side’s top target for the summer transfer window but convincing Inter to sell is proving difficult.

Mundo Deportivo claims Barca offered the two defenders to help sweeten the deal and lower Inter’s asking price, but the Italians have refused.

Juventus decide to sell €50m Pjanic

2020-04-05T21:37:44Z

Juventus are ready to sell Miralem Pjanic this summer, Calciomercato reports.

The Italian side believe the time is right to let the midfielder go as they can free space in the squad and retrieve a good price for him.

The Bianconeri expect to get around €50 million (£44m/$54m) for Pjanic.

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Premier League in government talks over June return

2020-04-05T21:30:39Z

The Premier League could be headed for a return in June.

The Mirror says advanced talks with the government are ongoing as they look to find a way around the coronavirus pandemic, with games to be played behind closed doors.

Barcelona target €50m Romagnoli

2020-04-05T21:30:23Z

AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli has emerged as a target for Barcelona, Sport says.

The defender fits the profile of what Barca are looking for ahead of next season but he will likely cost upwards of €50 million (£44m/$54m).