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Bayern interested in Kvaratskhelia

2021-04-02T22:00:00Z

Rubin Kazan winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich - according to Express.De.

The 20-year-old impressed for Georgia during the international break, and the German champions could swoop for his signature when the transfer window reopens.

Kvaratskhelia scored in Georgia's 2-1 loss to Spain and 1-1 draw with Greece during the first round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Milan & Napoli eyeing Erlic

2021-04-02T21:30:00Z

Milan and Napoli are eyeing Spezia defender Martin Erlic - according to Calcio Mercato.

Both clubs are planning to launch bids for the 23-year-old in the summer transfer window.

Erlic has appeared in 20 Serie A games for Spezia this term, scoring once.

Besiktas set £13m asking price for Everton-linked Larin

2021-04-02T21:00:00Z

Besiktas have set a £13 million ($18m) asking price for Everton-linked striker Cyle Larin - according to Fotomac.

The Toffees were planning a player-plus chaos offer including Cenk Tosun, but the Turkish club will only consider an outright sale.

Larin has scored 14 goals in 28 Super Lig outings for Besiktas so far in 2020-21.

Man Utd & Arsenal tracking Everton left-back Small

2021-04-02T20:30:00Z

Manchester United and Arsenal are tracking Everton left-back Thierry Small - according to The Daily Express.

Brentford and Brighton have also been linked with the 16-year-old, who has been compared to Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies.

Konsa signs new Villa deal after Liverpool & Spurs links

2021-04-02T20:00:58Z

Zidane ignores Haaland to Madrid talk and offers advice to Mbappe

2021-04-02T19:00:25Z

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has brushed off transfer speculation surrounding the club and Erling Haaland, stating that "everyone does what they want", and that he is only concerned with matters on the field of play.

Haaland is being touted around Europe by his agent Mino Raiola, who met with representatives of Barcelona yesterday and is rumoured to have meetings lined up with most of Europe's top clubs, including Real.

Read the full story on Goal

Guardiola hints Man City can't afford Haaland or Kane

2021-04-02T18:30:49Z

Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City may not sign a striker in the summer after it was confirmed that Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season.

The City boss admitted it would be difficult to replace the club’s record goalscorer despite Aguero missing much of the season through injury and for Covid-19 reasons.

Read why City may not spend big right here

Inter could be forced to sell Lukaku at €120m

2021-04-02T18:00:48Z

Inter want to keep star forward Romelu Lukaku but could be forced into a sale should an offer of €120 million (£102m/$141m) arrive, says Corriere dello Sport.

The club are in difficult shape financially and though they'd prefer to offload other players, Lukaku could bring in a price too big to turn down. 

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RSL sign ex-USWNT forward Wood from Hamburg

2021-04-02T17:30:14Z

Milan interested in Ilicic

2021-04-02T17:00:00Z

Atalanta striker Josip Ilicic is the subject of interest from Milan - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Rossoneri hope to bring the 33-year-old to San Siro for around €6 million in the summer transfer window.

Ilicic has scored five goals in 21 Serie A matches for Atalanta in 2020-21.

Tuchel reacts to Aguero & Haaland transfer rumours

2021-04-02T16:30:00Z

Thomas Tuchel has addressed the rumours claiming that Chelsea are out to sign Dortmund star Erling Haaland and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

Haaland's father Alf-Inge was pictured with his agent Mino Raiola in Barcelona yesterday amid claims that the duo were holding meetings regarding a possible transfer for the Dortmund forward.

Spanish press reports claimed that discussions were due to be held with as many as four English clubs on Friday, including Chelsea, but Tuchel, who also discussed Timo Werner's incredible miss for Germany, refused to be drawn on the matter of transfers.

Read the full story on Goal.

Four clubs chasing Thauvin

2021-04-02T16:00:00Z

Four clubs are chasing the signature of Marseille winger Florian Thauvin - according to L'Equipe.

Milan, Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Sevilla are all considering summer bids for the 28-year-old.

Thauvin will become available on a free transfer when his contract at Marseille expires in June.

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Man Utd & Chelsea target Vazquez (ABC)

2021-04-02T15:29:57Z

Madrid star touted for Premier League switch

Manchester United and Chelsea have both identified Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez as a transfer target - according to ABC.

The two Premier League clubs could try to lure the 29-year-old winger to the Premier League after seeing his extension talks with the Blancos stall.

Madrid will only give Vazquez a new contract if he agrees to take a 10 per cent wage cut, with it possible he could leave the club for fee this summer.

'With these prices... impossible!' - City may not buy Aguero

2021-04-02T15:01:09Z

Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City may not sign a striker in the summer after it was confirmed that  Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season.

The City boss admitted it would be difficult to replace the club’s record goalscorer despite Aguero missing much of the season through injury and for Covid-19 reasons.

Finances at sides around the world have been affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and Guardiola says City are no different, which could affect their summer plans.

Read the full story on Goal.

Kuol on brink of Stuttgart move

2021-04-02T13:00:56Z

Central Coast Mariners striker Alou Kuol is close to sealing a move to German side Stuttgart, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The 19-year-old is enjoying a breakthrough season in the A-League and scored his seventh goal of the season in Thursday's win against Adelaide United.

The move would earn the Mariners a six-figure fee, though sell-on clauses could earn the club considerably more in the future

Barca eye Lautaro as Haaland alternative

2021-04-02T12:30:05Z

Barcelona view Inter forward Lautaro Martinez as their plan B if the club fails in its move for Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, according to Sport.

The Catalan giants came close to signing the Argentine last summer and are ready to revive the deal should Haaland prove out of reach.

However, there is still some disagreement over whether Lautaro would fit into the side, meaning there no talks are currently taking place.

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Barca may promote Moriba instead of signing Wijnaldum

2021-04-02T12:00:35Z

Barcelona may make youngster Ilaix Moriba a first-team regular next season instead of signing Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum, according to Sky Sports.

Barca have held talks with Wijnaldum, who is out of contract at the end of the season, over a free transfer move to Camp Nou, with boss Ronald Koeman a huge fan of the Netherlands international.

However, financial pressures may force the Catalan giants to abandon the move and instead promote Moriba to the first team following the 18-year-old's impressive breakthrough this season.

I nearly joined Atletico from Real - James

2021-04-02T11:30:57Z

James Rodriguez has revealed he was close to joining Atletico Madrid from rivals Real last year, before eventually moving to Everton.

The Colombia forward moved to Goodison Park on a free transfer after falling down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane at Santiago Bernabeu.

However, at one stage it looked like he was on his way to Wanda Metropolitano – only for Los Blancos to block the deal.

Read the full story on Goal!

Juve fear Dybala could leave for free

2021-04-02T11:00:45Z

Paulo Dybala has no future at Juventus but the club fear he may look to run his contract down and leave for free, according to Calciomercato.

Relations between the player and club have now completely broken down, with the final straw a police fine for attending a house party with team-mates Weston McKennie and Arthur Melo earlier this week in breach of Italian coronavirus restrictions.

As a result Juve will look to sell Dybala this summer in order to raise valuable funds, but are aware the player could attempt to see out the final year of his contract and leave for nothing in 2022.

Liverpool face Salah decision

2021-04-02T10:30:46Z

Liverpool have a decision to make of Mohamed Salah's future this summer with the club increasingly concerned the player is ready to seek a new challenge elsewhere, according to ESPN.

The Egypt forward, who is into his fourth season at Anfield, has regularly been linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The Reds are in a strong bargaining position given Salah still has two years left on his contract, but much will rest on whether the club can qualify for the Champions League next season.

Juventus keen on €40m Locatelli

2021-04-02T10:00:12Z

Sassuolo midfielder a top target for Serie A giants

Juventus are in discussions over a possible move for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli, Goal Italy can confirm.

Roberto De Zerbi's side want around €40 million (£34m/$47m) for the Italy international, with Juve potentially using the likes of Gianluca Frabotta and Nicolo Fagioli as makeweights in any potential deal.

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Bayern continuing to monitor Vazquez

2021-04-02T09:30:26Z

Bayern Munich remain in discussions with the management team of Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez, according to SPORT 1.

The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer in the summer and the Bundesliga giants are considering making an offer for a player that can play anywhere on the right-hand side of the pitch and who has plenty of top-level experience.

Raiola to meet with Man City, United, Chelsea & Liverpool (MD)

2021-04-02T09:00:26Z

Transfer race hotting up for Dortmund star Haaland

Following discussions with Barcelona and Real Madrid over a move for Erling Haaland, Mino Raiola will travel to England on Friday to hold talks with four Premier League clubs, Mundo Deportivo claims.

The agent of the Dortmund striker, along with the 20-year-old's father Alf-Inge, will head to London to hold meetings with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool amid rumours that the Norwegian will leave Germany in the summer.

Jorginho staying at Chelsea

2021-04-02T08:30:10Z

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is “100 per cent" staying at the club this summer, says his agent Joao Santos.

When asked about the former Napoli star's future, Santos told Tuttomercatoweb: "He has a two-year contract with Chelsea. He is thinking about playing in the European Championship and then the World Cup in Qatar. He will remain at Chelsea, 100 per cent."

Asked if the 29-year-old will sign a contract extension at the club, Santos added: "We will talk about it in a few months."

Check out the full story on Goal!

Santos leaves Dallas for Gremio

2021-04-02T08:00:25Z

FC Dallas have confirmed the departure of midfielder Thiago Santos to Brazilian side Gremio.

The 31-year-old made 22 appearances for the club since joining from Palmeiras in December 2019.

Kane priced out of move

2021-04-02T07:30:21Z

Harry Kane is set to stay at Tottenham this summer, with chairman Daniel Levy refusing to sell him to another Premier League side and his £175 million ($242m) valuation pricing out foreign clubs - according to the Sun.

The England captain is believed to be considering a transfer in order to win silverware but is unwilling to force a move away from his boyhood club.

Levy is equally reluctant to sell his star striker and with three years still left on the 27-year-old's contract knows he is in a strong bargaining position with any club trying to sign him.

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Real to sell Odegaard to help fund Haaland deal

2021-04-02T07:00:24Z

Arsenal are set to step up their interest in Martin Odegaard with Real Madrid willing to listen to offers for the midfielder, reports the Times.

Los Blancos are ready to offload a number of players who are currently out on loan on permanent deals this summer to help fund their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Dani Ceballos, who is also on loan at Arsenal, Gareth Bale, Brahim Diaz and Luka Jovic will also be made available for transfer.

Sancho and Grealish set for Euros snub

2021-04-02T06:45:26Z

Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish are set to miss out on a place in England's squad for Euro 2020, with Gareth Southgate impressed with the re-emergence of Jesse Lingard, according to the Sun.

Lingard was recalled by the Three Lions after his dramatic upturn in form since joining West Ham on loan from Manchester United January, and Southgate is so pleased with his displays he is ready to find a space for him in his squad for this summer's tournament.

Borussia Dortmund forward Sancho and Aston Villa captain Grealish were ruled out of the most recent internationals through injury and it seems they will also now miss out on a spot at this summer's Euros as well.

Everton starlet set to snub new deal

2021-04-02T06:15:58Z

Everton youngster Thierry Small is set to turn down the offer of a professional contract at Goodison Park in order to pursue first-team opportunities elsewhere, reports the Express.

The 16-year-old became the Toffees' youngest ever player when he made his senior debut against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup earlier this season, but fears he will struggle to get many more opportunites in the next few years.

As a result he is ready to move on, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Brighton and Brentford among the clubs monitoring his progress.

Minnesota anticipate transfer haul

2021-04-02T04:00:00Z

Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath told SKOR North radio that fans can expect attacking reinforcements in the coming weeks.

He believes more than one signing can be made.

“It's obvious that we need a centre-forward, that's been well-documented,” Heath said. “Obviously we also lost Kevin Molino [to Columbus], who's such a big piece of the attack last year on the left-hand side."

Donnarumma nears AC Milan extension

2021-04-02T03:00:09Z

Gianluigi Donnarumma is likely to sign a new contract with AC Milan.

Calciomercato reports he will commit to a two-year deal with the Rossoneri instead of leaving at the end of the season for free.

Marseille join Monaco & Dortmund in Nubel chase

2021-04-02T02:00:56Z

Sheffield United in talks with Blessin

2021-04-02T01:00:24Z

Sheffield United are likely to hire Alexander Blessin as their new manager.

The Daily Mail claims the Premier League side have started talks with the KV Oostende boss as they close in on a replacement for Chris Wilder.

New York Red Bulls want Celtic striker

2021-04-02T00:00:33Z

New York Red Bulls are plotting a move for Celtic striker Patryk Klimala.

The Scottish Sun reports the MLS side want to take the forward on loan from the Premiership team.

Dallas sign Santos from Gremio

2021-04-01T22:31:39Z

Chelsea favourites to sign Aguero from Man City (Daily Mail)

2021-04-01T22:29:00Z

Argentine wants Premier League stay

Chelsea are leading the race to sign Sergio Aguero this summer, according to The Daily Mail.

The Argentina international will leave Manchester City at the end of the season but he wants to stay in England and the Stamford Bridge side are ready to swoop in with an offer.

Milik to leave Marseille in summer as Juve lead race

2021-04-01T22:28:23Z

Arkadiusz Milik will leave Marseille at the end of the season, according to L’Equipe.

The Poland international joined on an 18-month loan in January but will cut his stay short this summer and is most likely to return to Italy, with Juventus the favourites to get him.

Sheffield United to fight off AC Milan and Galatasaray to keep Coulibaly

2021-04-01T22:27:15Z

Sheffield United will try to fight off offers for 20-year-old midfielder Ismaila Coulibaly this summer.

Yorkshire Live reports Coulibaly is wanted by AC Milan and Galatasaray but the Premier League side plan on keeping him once he returns from his loan at Beerschot.

PSG in hurry to renew Mbappe contract

2021-04-01T22:25:40Z

Paris Saint-Germain are in a delicate situation when it comes to Kylian Mbappe’s future.

The French giants are determined to tie the striker to a new contract and Le Parisien reports they hope to convince him to commit as soon as possible before he can be lured away by one of their European rivals.