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Milan to send defender on loan

2019-09-16T20:41:05Z

Milan have decided to send defender Matteo Gabbia on loan in January, reports Calciomercato.com.

The club had received offers for Gabbia in the summer but with defender Mattia Caldara nearing a return are fine with Gabbia leaving in the winter.

Pescara were among the teams interested in Gabbia in the summer and remain interested in a possible loan. 

Tension between Zidane, Perez

2019-09-16T19:47:03Z

Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez currently have a very tense relationship over disagreements in transfer policy, reports le10sport.

Zidane is frustrated over Perez's chasing of Neymar, while he feels Kylian Mbappe was a better target, even if they had to wait a season.

In addition, players Zidane wanted gone were not sold, leaving friction between the coach and president. 

Klopp denies English weather will impact Liverpool future

2019-09-16T19:00:12Z

Jurgen Klopp has denied his Liverpool future will be determined by the English weather, saying his agent was just making a joke.

Klopp’s agent, Marc Kosicke, had suggested in an interview with DAZN the weather in England could play a role in whether or not the manager decided to extend his time at Anfield.

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Varane: We lost track of Neymar transfer rumours

2019-09-16T18:30:00Z

Raphael Varane says the Real Madrid dressing room “lost track” of the transfer situation surrounding Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar during the off-season.

The Brazilian was heavily linked with a move to Real and Barcelona, but despite frenzied speculation right up until the September 2 deadline, no deal was agreed and he ended up staying at Parc des Princes.

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Monaco consider Spalletti move

2019-09-16T18:00:17Z

Monaco are considering a move for Inter boss Luciano Spalletti, according to Calciomercato.

After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Monaco find themselves at the wrong end of the table again after taking just two points from their opening five matches.

That has put the future of manager Leonardo Jardim in the spotlight, with the club considering yet another change in the dugout.

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De Gea deal could prompt double departure

2019-09-16T17:30:57Z

David De Gea's new contract at Manchester United could lead to the departures of Dean Henderson and Sergio Romero, according to the Express.

Both players may have had an eye on the No.1 jersey at Old Trafford with De Gea linked with a move away as he continued to stall on a new deal.

However, with the Spaniard now committing his future to the club for the next few years Henderson, currently on loan at Sheffield United, and Romero may seek a permanent move away to secure regular football.

Bayern will return for Werner - Ballack

2019-09-16T17:00:23Z

Former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack believes Bayern Munich will renew their interest in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner next summer.

Bayern were among a number of clubs linked with a move for the 23-year-old during the last transfer window, though the German champions did not make a formal bid.

Warner ultimately quashed that speculation, for now at least, by signing a new four-year contract tying him to Leipzig until the summer of 2023, but Ballack believes he is likely to move sooner, rather than later.

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Chicago Fire in discussions with Medran

2019-09-16T16:30:00Z

The Chiago Fire are in discussions with former Valencia midfielder Alvaro Medran, according to Soccerlink.

Medran would be available on free transfer, as he is without a club following his departure from the La Liga side.

The 25-year-old is in discussions with the Fire over a possible deal as they are looking to bring aboard a defensive midfielder. 

West Brom confirm new academy manager

2019-09-16T16:00:17Z

West Brom have confirmed the appointment of Richard Stevens as the club's new academy manager, as he departs Coventry City.

Stevens has overseen the development of England internationals such as Callum Wilson and James Maddison and completes a group of new hires by the club to improve their youth development.

Luke Downing, West Albion's technical and sporting director said in a statement: “The journey from young player of potential to first-team regular remains the key feature of development and we now have a core of staff in key positions who understand that process.”

Swansea bring back Tate

2019-09-16T15:45:20Z

Swansea have brought back long-time Swans defender Alan Tate to the club as a first-team coach, they have announced.

Tate featured for the club over 350 times in his career, and has been working alongside manager Steve Cooper's staff for several weeks.

His responsibilities will involve some youth coaching in addition to time spent with the first team.

Klopp's Liverpool future could hinge on British weather - agent

2019-09-16T15:30:00Z

Jurgen Klopp’s agent, Marc Kosicke, has suggested that the success of any contract extension talks at Anfield may be influenced by the British weather.

Since his arrival in October 2015, the 52-year-old has helped to make Liverpool competitive again in the Premier League while ending the club’s long wait for major silverware with a Champions League triumph.

Klopp's current contract is due to expire in 2022, with Kosicke claiming that discussions regarding fresh terms may depend on climate change delivering an improvement to conditions in the North West of England.

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De Gea signed on until 2023

2019-09-16T15:00:00Z

David de Gea has brought the uncertainty surrounding his future to a close by signing a new four-year contract at Manchester United - with his deal including the option for a further 12-month extension.

He has said of his fresh terms: “It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour."

Check out the full story here.

Maddison & Sancho top Man Utd wish list

2019-09-16T14:28:00Z

James Maddison and Jadon Sancho top Manchester United's transfer wish list, according to ESPN.

The Red Devils are set to stick with their policy of recruiting British players in 2020, with two England stars in their sights.

Maddison is proving himself to be a more than capable Premier League performer at Leicester, while former Manchester City academy graduate Sancho is catching the eye at Borussia Dortmund.

‘Mane now worth well beyond £100m’

2019-09-16T14:00:00Z

Sadio Mane is now worth “well beyond the £100 million mark”, says John Aldridge, with the Liverpool star considered to have gone from “unknown quantity” to “potent scoring weapon”.

The former Reds striker told the Irish Independent: “He is there with Salah now as a scoring threat and if either of the pair were put up for sale by Liverpool (which is not happening by the way!) the fee they would command would be well beyond the £100m mark."

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SMS set to sign new Lazio deal

2019-09-16T13:30:00Z

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is all set to sign a new contract at Lazio, reports Calciomercato.

The Serbia international has attracted interest from Manchester United in the recent past, but he is now poised to pen fresh terms in Serie A.

Aurier makes U-turn on Tottenham future

2019-09-16T12:58:59Z

Serge Aurier wanted out of Tottenham during the summer, but he now claims to be happy to remain in England.

The Ivory Coast international defender has endured a testing time since arriving in north London from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

Just 17 appearances were taken in last season, to go with the 24 he made in his debut campaign.

Check out Aurier's comments here.

Klopp offers insight into Liverpool's successful pursuit of Van Dijk

2019-09-16T12:29:36Z

Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his "world-class" potential.

The Reds captured the Netherlands international from Southampton in January 2018, for a then-world record fee of £75 million ($93m).

The 28-year-old has since evolved into one of the finest defenders in Europe, helping Liverpool fight for the Premier League title and conquer the Champions League for the sixth time.

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Cain signs first pro contract with Liverpool at 18

2019-09-16T11:59:30Z

Celtic ready to send Hendry to Portugal

2019-09-16T11:28:47Z

Celtic are prepared to send Jack Hendry out on loan to a Primeira Liga side so that he can play regular football - according to Team Talk.

The Portuguese window does not close until September 21, with Santa Clara, Tondela and Vitoria Guimaraes all thought to be keen on the Scottish defender.

Hendry has yet to feature for Celtic at the start of the new season.

Man Utd want Maddison to follow Maguire to Old Trafford

2019-09-16T10:59:30Z

Manchester United are set to test Leicester's resolve with a lucrative bid for James Maddison at the end of the season - according to The Times.

The Red Devils want the 22-year-old to join Harry Maguire at Old Trafford, who left the King Power Stadium at the start of August.

Maddison played the full 90 minutes of Leicester's 1-0 defeat against United on Saturday afternoon.

Real Madrid interested in Chelsea hot-shot Abraham

2019-09-16T10:29:17Z

Real Madrid are considering an approach for Chelsea's Tammy Abraham in 2019, according to Don Balon.

Blancos president Florentino Perez is thought to be a keen admirer of the English striker.

Abraham has scored seven goals in five Premier League appearances at the start of the new season.

PSG missed out on Mendy

2019-09-16T10:00:00Z

Ferland Mendy, who is now on the books at Real Madrid, has revealed that he once turned down the chance to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.

He told Canal Football Club: "I could have moved to PSG in 2017 but I had already made my decision to sign in Lyon."

 

‘Pogba wants to leave but Raiola is a disgrace’

2019-09-16T09:30:00Z

Paul Pogba “wants to leave” Manchester United, admits Gary Neville, but his agent, Mino Raiola, is considered to be a “disgrace” and the kind of figure that the Red Devils should refuse to work with.

The former Unietd defender told TV2: “He wants to leave. He has made it clear. His agent is a disgrace and has been a disgrace all over Europe - not just for Manchester United. They must stop working with him.”

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Willian wants new Chelsea contract

2019-09-16T09:02:36Z

Willian is hoping to be offered a contract extension at Chelsea, with the Brazilian forward eager to prolong his “perfect” spell at Stamford Bridge.

He told the Evening Standard: “I have one year left and I want to stay because I like to play for Chelsea."

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Juve plotting January swoop for Isco

2019-09-16T07:59:10Z

Juventus are preparing to launch a bid for Real Madrid midfielder Isco when the transfer market reopens - according to Calcio Mercato.

Bianconeri sporting director Fabio Paratici is a keen admirer of the Spanish midfielder, whose current market value is set at around €75 million ($83m, £67m).

Isco has only started one La Liga game for Madrid so far this season.

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Man Utd set sights on Brescia's Tonali

2019-09-16T07:29:41Z

Manchester United scouts were in attendance to watch Sandro Tonali as Brescia fell to a 4-3 home defeat against Bologna in Serie A on Sunday - according to Calcio Mercato via ESPN.

Ajax and Borussia Dortmund representatives were also present as the 19-year-old took in his third appearance of the new season.

Tonali, dubbed the new Andrea Pirlo by the Italian media, played a crucial role as Brescia earned promotion from Serie B last term.

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Al-Gharafa close in on Mandzukic

2019-09-16T06:58:51Z

Al-Gharafa are making progress in negotiations to sign Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Croatian has not yet said yes to the switch, but he stands to earn €6 million per season with the Qatar based club.

Mandzukic has yet to feature for Juventus at the start of the 2019-20 campaign.

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Man Utd scouted Kosovo's Muriqi

2019-09-16T06:29:15Z

Manchester United sent scouts to watch Vedat Muriqi in action for Kosovo against England last Tuesday, according to the Express.

The 25-year-old scored in a thrilling 5-3 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat for his country at St Mary's.

Muriqi joined Turkish giants Fenerbahce this summer and already has two goals to his name from three Super Lig appearances.

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Louis Vuitton boss wants to buy AC Milan

2019-09-16T04:51:03Z

Louis Vuitton owner Bernard Arnault is reportedly keen on a €1 billion (£888m/$1.1b) takeover of Serie A giants AC Milan.

The French businessman wants to make the purchase at the end of the season from current owners Elliott Management, according to Il Messaggero.

But Elliott is apparently hesitant to sell the club at this current time with the investment made in a new Milan stadium that will be built in the coming years.

 

Dzeko hopes Mkhitaryan doesn't return to Arsenal after stunning Roma debut

2019-09-16T04:47:08Z

Edin Dzeko said he hopes Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains at Roma for a "long time" after his goalscoring debut for the Serie A side in their first victory of the season.

Mkhitaryan arrived in the Italian capital on a season-long loan from Premier League outfit Arsenal before the transfer window closed in Europe.

And the Armenian playmaker's first appearance for Roma yielded a goal in the 22nd minute as the Giallorossi beat visitors Sassuolo 4-2 on Sunday.

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Holstein Kiel sack manager Schubert after six matches

2019-09-16T02:30:31Z

Holstein Kiel have sacked manager Andre Schubert, the club announced.

Schubert took charge of the club during the summer as he lasted just six matches in charge.

"The preparation and the start of the season did not go as we had hoped," said sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth. "For our decision to separate ourselves from Andre Schubert, the mixed results were not primarily the reason. 

"We were aware that after such a great change of personnel, it will not be easy to form a unit on and off the pitch within a very short time. However, following a joint analysis of the sporting situation, the board is no longer convinced that we can achieve our goals in this way."

Neville rules out future manager role at Man Utd

2019-09-16T01:15:43Z

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has declared he'd "run a mile" if he was ever offered the role of managing the Red Devils. 

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Inter after Gotze

2019-09-15T22:54:47Z

Inter are hoping to sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Mario Gotze, reports Calciomercato.com

Beppe Marotta and Antonio Conte both have interest in the German playmaker, who's deal expires at the end of the season.

Inter would aim to land Gotze on free transfer. 

Man Utd make rare concession for De Gea

2019-09-15T22:42:24Z

The goalkeeper stands to earn more than Paul Pogba with new contract

Manchester United have made a rare concession in their contract talks with David De Gea, with no wage drop if the team doesn't make the Champions League.

The Times reports De Gea has been offered a four-year contract with £13.5 million ($16.9m) salary after tax.

However, United players typically have a 25 per cent deduction clause in their contracts if they miss the Champions League and without that clause, De Gea will earn more than Paul Pogba. 

Abraham leaves door open for Nigeria switch

2019-09-15T22:37:44Z

Chelsea striker and Premier League scoring leader Tammy Abraham has left the door open to joining up with the Nigeria national team, leaving England insecure over his future.

Gareth Southgate will be sweating on losing the player he called up in November 2017, but has still only played in friendly matches, which leaves Abraham the option to switch national teams allegiances.

The 21-year-old was born in London but he qualifies for the Super Eagles through paternal lineage. The Premier League's joint-top scorer left the door open to Nigeria after he stole headlines with a hat-trick in a 5-2 win away to Wolves.

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Bury teen nears deal with West Brom

2019-09-15T22:30:40Z

Bury defender Saul Shotton is set to sign with West Brom, reports Sky Sports.

The 18-year-old was the target of Watford and Leeds United last year, only to have Bury reject those overtures.

However, with the club's expulsion from the Football League, Shotton will join West Brom on a two-year deal. 

Messi has had no contact with Beckham's Inter Miami

2019-09-15T22:29:02Z

David Beckham's Inter Miami franchise have not held talks with Lionel Messi, sources have told Goal, with recent reports claiming that the former England international had sent a delegation to London to open negotiations for the Barcelona star's signature.

Reports in the United Kingdom claimed on Saturday that Beckham had sent sporting director Paul McDonough to the English capital for secret talks with the Argentine's father and advisor, Jorge Messi, with a view to signing up the 32-year-old.

Now, having spoken to sources close to the player, Goal can confirm that no contact has been made between McDonough and Jorge Messi - indeed, no contact has been made with any of Messi's extended entourage.

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