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Diego Maradona joins Gimnasia


Diego Maradona has been appointed coach of Argentine side Gimnasia y Esgrima, it has been confirmed.

The Argentina legend joins the Primera Division side on a one-year deal.

Rakitic agrees to join Juventus in January


Ivan Rakitic will leave Barcelona for Juventus in January, AS reports.

The Serie A side tried to sign the Croatian midfielder in the last transfer window but Barca were not happy with their offers and hoped to use him as leverage in a deal to buy Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.

But Juve would not give up and have already reached an agreement with Rakitic. Now they just have to convince Barca to let him go in January.

Inter interested in Gotze


Inter considered making an offer for Mario Gotze last month and could return for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder next year.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Serie A side enquired about the World Cup winner but did not make a concrete offer.

They could still be interested, however, and with Gotze's contract expiring at the end of the season, they could get him for a cut price in January or for free next summer.

Netherlands set for talks with USA youth star Dest


The Dutch FA (KNVB) will hold talks with Ajax full-back Sergino Dest in an attempt to convince him to represent Netherlands instead of the United States.

The 18-year-old was born in Netherlands but is eligible to play for USA and has represented them at Under 17 and Under 20 level.

But the right-back is open to playing for Netherlands at senior level, though he said this week that the KNVB have not been in touch.

The KNVB have clarified that they will hold a meeting with the highly-rated youngster, who has already made seven appearances for the Eredivisie champions this season.

Marchisio agrees Monaco move


Claudio Marchisio is on the verge of joining Monaco for the rest of the season, Sport Mediaset reports.

The former Juventus star is looking for a new club after leaving Zenit, with Brazilian side Flamengo open to signing him.

But the 33-year-old midfielder has already agreed a deal with Monaco for one season, with an option to extend his contract for another year.

Man Utd passed on Van Dijk pursuit


Manchester United elected not to pursue Virgil Van Dijk during his time at Southampton as they hoped to land either Kalidou Koulibaly or Toby Alderweireld, says the Mirror.

The Dutchman subsequently went to rivals Liverpool, with whom he has become a Champions League winner.

Then United boss Jose Mourinho however was keen instead to recruit another defensive option at Old Trafford.

Ceballos unlikely to stay with Arsenal


Dani Ceballos is unlikely to enjoy an extended stay with Arsenal beyond the end of his current loan deal, claims Don Balon.

The midfielder joined the Gunners on loan during the transfer window from Real Madrid and has impressed at the Emirates Stadium so far.

However, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is likely to bring the Spain international back rather than sell him on to the Premier League club, despite the latter's hopes of landing him full-time.

Rice happy to stay at West Ham


Declan Rice has stated that he remains happy at West Ham, despite feeling that he could make the move to a major rival like Manchester United, per FourFourTwo.

"Don't get me wrong, I think I've got the ability to play for a club like that,” the England man stated.

“But it's all about the timing and I don't think the timing is right for me at all. I've still got so much to learn."

Duncan snubbed Man Utd switch


Former Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan turned down a move to Manchester United so as not to 'betray' the Merseyside club, claims the Daily Mail.

The former Anfield man made the switch to Fiorentina during the transfer window.

But he previously snubbed a swap to Old Trafford as he did not wish to make the move to Liverpool's greatest rivals.

Bale still not happy at Madrid


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale says that he believes the saga surrounding his Real Madrid future is far from over, per Sky Sports.

The Los Blancos star looked set to leave for China ahead of this season, only for the deal to fall through, leaving him on the books at Santiago Bernabeu.

"I wouldn't say I'm playing happy but when I am playing I am professional and I am always giving all I can," the Welshman stated.

Messi snubs fresh Barca deal


Argentine can walk away every June 30 from Camp Nou

Lionel Messi has a clause in his Barcelona contract that would allow him to leave the club every June 30 up until the end of his current deal, per El Pais.

The veteran Blaugrana star has made his name as one of the greatest players in the world at Camp Nou, where he has spent his whole senior career to date.

But the Barca captain could theoretically leave at any time and has reportedly turned down any immediate offer of fresh terms.

Bale was unaffected by summer of speculation


Gareth Bale insists he was unaffected by the speculation over his future at Real Madrid and is happy the transfer window is closed and he can now focus on his football.

The Wales international winger was linked with a Bernabeu exit throughout the summer having been deemed surplus to requirements by Zinedine Zidane.

He has since played his way back into his manager's plans, however, and claims that while it was a difficult time, he's had tougher spells during his career.

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Ederson: Neymar happy despite failed Barca move


Atletico to go for Rodrigo again


Atletico Madrid will try to sign Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno once again when the January transfer window opens, Goal can reveal.

Diego Simeone's side were close to signing the Spanish forward in the summer and had agreed a €60 million (£54m/$66m) deal with their Liga rivals.

With Atleti failing to offload Angel Correa, however, the move for Rodrigo fell through although they will try again to get the deal over the line when the transfer window reopens.

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Tielemans happy to have snubbed 'big clubs'


Youri Tielemans is happy with his decision to snub "big clubs" over the summer following reported interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Leicester City midfielder instead opted to extend his stay at the King Power Stadium, where he spent the 2018-19 season on loan, and feels he made the right career choice.

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Alexis making Beckham & Miami wait


Alexis Sanchez is aware of links to David Beckham’s MLS expansion franchise Inter Miami, but is planning to spend several more years playing in Europe.

The Chilean, who is currently on loan at Inter from Manchester United, has said: “They had told me about Miami, but I have got five or six years left at a good level in Europe. One day I could play in the United States."

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Details of Tottenham's failed €65m Bruno Fernandes bid revealed


Sporting president Frederico Varandas has revealed the details of Tottenham's failed bid to sign Bruno Fernandes in the summer transfer window, with Spurs having tabled an offer with bonus payments for winning the Premier League and Champions League.

He said: "We prepared for his sale by putting a fair price on him, and we had bids, but the only serious offer was from Tottenham and that was €45 million (£40m/$50m) plus another €20m (£18m/$22m) in bonuses for winning the Premier League and the Champions League."

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Meunier rules out January move


Thomas Meunier has sparked plenty of transfer talk of late, with Arsenal said to be among his suitors, but the Belgian is not planning on leaving Paris Saint-Germain any time soon.

He has told RTBF: “I have the impression when transfers are done in January that they are not thought out but rather a question of necessity. So for me a transfer in January is a no."

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Bayern to rekindle Sane interest


Bayern Munich plan to rekindle their interest in Manchester CIty winger Leroy Sane, claims The Sun.

The German giants opted against stepping up a bid for the 23-year-old over the summer after seeing him suffer knee ligament damage, but they are prepared to return to the negotiating table in January.

Chelsea have no Hudson-Odoi exit fears


Chelsea have no fears regarding Callum Hudson-Odoi's future at the club, reports

The youngster is said to have agreed a new contract with the Blues and, despite much speculation regarding a move back in January, is expected to stay at Stamford Bridge.


Spurs still keen on Sessegnon's twin


Tottenham remain keen on Steven Sessegnon, reports The Sun, having already snapped up his twin brother Ryan.

Spurs completed one raid on Fulham over the summer, but were unable to make it a double deal as their initial offer for Steven Sessegnon was rebuffed.

No Icardi purchase option for PSG due to FFP


PSG were unable to include an option to buy in their loan deal for Mauro Icardi due to Financial Fair Play regulations, l'Equipe reports.

It is said that the Ligue 1 champions are still coping with sizeable fees for previous acquisitions and would have fallen foul of FFP regulations if they did not have Icardi's full valuation (€70 million) already in the bank.

Mandzukic could leave Juve this month


Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus as early as before the end of September, according to Tuttosport.

The striker was left out of Maurizio Sarri's Champions League squad after the European transfer windows shut but a transfer to Qatar could be on the table as their window remains open until September 31.

The report claims Mandzukic is torn between moving to the Arabian Peninsula this month or waiting for a move to a European team in January.

Tension in the Juventus hierarchy


Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri had a stern confrontation with sporting director Fabio Paratici following Emre Can's public disappointment at being left out of the Old Lady's Champions League squad, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Italian outlet claims Sarri was irked by Paratici's failure to sell players that are not part of the coach's plans, as he would rather focus on football than discontented players in the dressing room.

Offers not big enough for OM duo


Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud has explained that Florian Thauvin and Morgan Sanson remained at the club past the summer transfer window because no acceptable offers were received.

The winger and midfielder were widely expected to be sold by OM, who are experiencing financial troubles, but it seems the Ligue 1 side will not be intimidated into a fast and cheap sale.

“[We] didn't get any offers that lived up to our expectations,” Eyraud told l'Equipe. “We have talented players with a high market value. Today, [Sanson & Thauvin] are at OM and I am delighted.”

Arsenal were knocked back in Vinicius approach


Real Madrid rebuffed Arsenal's efforts to sign Vinicius Junior over the summer, reports UOL.

Edu is said to have asked the Blancos about a fellow Brazilian, but was made aware that the 19-year-old forward is not for sale.

Rakitic came close to Serie A switch


Ivan Rakitic almost left Barcelona for Juventus during the summer transfer window, says Mundo Deportivo.

The Croatian midfielder was linked with a number of clubs, and the Serie A champions came as close as anybody to putting a deal in place.

Juve monitoring three Man Utd stars


Serie A champions Juventus are monitoring the situation of David de Gea, Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic at Manchester United, claims Gazzetta dello Sport.

All three players are set to be out of contract next summer, meaning that they will be able to speak with interested parties outside of England from January.

Some welcome for Falcao


Spurs to get second Dybala chance


Tottenham will be given the chance to rekindle their interest in Juventus forward Paulo Dybala during the January transfer window, claims the Daily Star.

Spurs missed out on the Argentina international over the summer, with image rights proving to be an issue, but the Bianconeri remain keen on generating funds by offloading the South American.

Union send Jamaica international Burk out on loan


The Philadelphia Union have sent Jamaica international forward Corey Burk out on loan to Portmore United FC. 

Burk was called in to represent his country over the international break but will spend the rest of the season with the Jamaican club. 

Mandzukic to be offered Premier League lifeline


Mario Mandzukic is set to be offered a Premier League lifeline after a failed move to Manchester United, according to the Mirror

The report claims that West Ham are now lining up a winter swoop for the Juventus forward, who was deemed too old for the Old Trafford club. 

Azpilicueta to be offered a return to Spain


Cesar Azpilicueta will be offered the chance to return to Spain if he spot in Chelsea's starting side is taken by Reece James. 

The Mirror claims that both Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao​ are keeping tabs on the defender. 

Matosas quits 'boring' Costa Rica job


National team management is not for Gustavo Matosas. 

That's the conclusion he's come to at least. The Uruguayan resigned his post as Costa Rica national team manager in a news conference Wednesday ahead of a rumored move to Atletico San Luis. Atletico parted ways with manager Alfonso Sosa on Wednesday, becoming the fifth Liga MX club to switch managers since the start of the Apertura eight rounds of matches ago. 

Matosas took over the Costa Rica job in October 2018 but didn't find it to his liking. He's now set to return to Liga MX, where he previous led Queretaro, Leon, America and Atlas. 

Read the full story right here on Goal 

Blues cut down loan players as Lampard backs youth


Chelsea have slashed their numbers of loanees at other clubs with new boss Frank Lampard keen to give young players a chance in the first team,

The Blues currently have 27 loan players on their books - a large reduction from the 41 they had out on short-term deals last season.

Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James are part of Lampard's senior squad this campaign after being on loan previously.

Chelsea is also aware of FIFA's intention to limit the amount of players on loan from an individual club to others in the future - with suggestions a limit of eight players could be brought in.

Inter Miami set to sign Palacios


Inter Miami are closing in on the signing of Exequiel Palacios, according to TNT Sports.

The River Plate midfielder, 20, is reportedly on the verge of a move away from his boyhood club after two-and-a-half seasons in the first-team set-up.

He has played 59 times for the club across all competitions, scoring four goals and registering nine assists.

Neville sees a place for Keane at Man Utd


Gary Neville believes that Roy Keane should be offered a role at Manchester United, according to Virgin Media.

The former Red Devils captain left his assistant manager post with Nottingham Forest this summer and has previously worked with Aston Villa and the Ireland national team.

He has also been manager of Ipswich Town and Sunderland between 2006 and 2011.

Flamengo interested in free agent Marchisio


Brazilian side Flamengo are reportedly interested in signing free agent Claudio Marchisio, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The former Juventus midfielder, 33, has been without a club since leaving Zenit St. Petersburg at the end of last season.

He played 15 times for the Russian outfit last season, scoring twice before a knee injury cut his campaign short.


Fabregas explains turning down Madrid to stay with Arsenal


Cesc Fabregas said Real Madrid made multiple attempts to sign him during his time with Arsenal, but he turned down the chance to join Los Blancos.

After coming through the ranks at Barcelona, Fabregas joined Arsenal's academy in 2003 in search of a better route to first-team minutes. 

The midfielder would develop into one of Europe's brightest talents, helping the Gunners to the 2004-05 FA Cup title and the 2005-06 Champions League final.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

'Finally it's over' - Lenglet happy to be done with Neymar rumours


Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet has admitted that he is happy to no longer be hearing constant rumours about Neymar joining the club. 

The PSG star was linked with a return to his former club all summer but a move eventually fell through, leaving the Brazilian to return to the Ligue 1 side for a third season.

Neymar was also linked with a shock move to Real Madrid, with the forward's transfer saga dominating the headlines for much of the summer. 

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Atletico to return for Eriksen in January


Clubs are queuing up for the midfielder, who has just one year left on his contract

Atletico Madrid are among a number of clubs monitoring the situation of Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, according to AS.

The Danish midfielder has still not signed a new contract and will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with any potential suitors in the January transfer window.

Juventus, Real Madrid, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain are all also keeping tabs on the 27-year-old.

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Guardiola wants Laporte cover in January


The French centre-half's injury has left Manchester City short at the back

Pep Guardiola wants to sign a new defender in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

His star centre-back Aymeric Laporte has been ruled out for the rest of the calendar year following a knee injury sustained in the 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. 

Following the departure of Vincent Kompany, Manchester City are left with just two senior centre-halves in Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones, the latter of whom has also been injured, meaning defensive midfielder Fernandinho may be required as cover.