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Dortmund eyeing Wolfsburg centre-half Lacroix

2021-04-15T22:00:00Z

Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a summer swoop for Wolfsburg centre-half Maxence Lacroix - according to Kicker.

BVB are willing to pay up to €30 million (£26m/$36m) for the 21-year-old, who has three years left to run on his current deal.

Lacroix has helped Wolfsburg keept 14 clean sheets in 28 Bundesliga matches in 2020-21.

Fenerbahce interested in Everton's Mina

2021-04-15T21:30:00Z

Everton defender Yerry Mina is the subject of interest from Fenerbahce - according to Turkiye Gazetesi.

The Turkish giants may explore a loan deal if they cannot afford to match the Toffees £21 million ($29m) valuation of the Colombian.

Mina, who is contracted to remain at Everton until 2023, has featured in 21 Premier League games for the club to date this term.

Last chance for LAFC? Change on the horizon for Vela and co.

2021-04-15T21:00:00Z

Every team, no matter the level of talent, has an expiration date. Some groups of players can ride their highs for years before moving on to a rebuild, while others crash well before reaching their peak.

Los Angeles FC, led by the mesmerizing duo of Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi, suddenly face that existential reality entering year four in MLS.

LAFC's sky-high ambitions and lofty expectations have been mostly rewarded to this point, and they have established themselves as one of the league's marquee clubs in short order.

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Bielsa addresses Leeds extension reports

2021-04-15T20:00:00Z

Marcelo Bielsa has denied reports suggesting that he is close to signing a two-year contract extension at Leeds United.

Argentine publication La Nacion reported that Bielsa is on the verge of committing to a new deal that would see him remain at Elland Road until 2023.

However, the 65-year-old insisted that the "information is not real" at a press conference on Thursday, while also revealing that he will give an update on his future as soon as a final decision is made between him and the club.

Read the full story on Goal.

Marseille & Galatasaray want Inter midfielder Vidal

2021-04-15T19:30:51Z

Jorge Sampaoli could be set to reunite with his former Chile charge Arturo Vidal at Marseille.

The midfielder could be on his way out of Inter this summer and La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Marseille are showing interest along with Galatasaray and Brazilian side Flamengo.

Najar joins DC United

2021-04-15T19:00:23Z

Andy Najar has returned to MLS after joining DC United.

The Washington Post reports the 28-year-old has signed a one-year deal with options to extend his stay for two more seasons.

New York City sign Latinovich

2021-04-15T18:30:59Z

New York City FC have confirmed the signing of Vuk Latinovich.

The defender joins the MLS club for the 2021 campaign but has options to extend until 2024.

Allegri to replace Flick at Bayern?

2021-04-15T18:00:41Z

Bayern Munich are considering Massimiliano Allegri as a potential replacement for Hansi Flick, Sport Mediaset reports.

Flick's future has become the subject of speculation following the club's exit from the Champions League and claims he is set to replace Joachim Low at the helm of the national team.

Julian Nagelsmann has been tipped as the top candidate to replace him, but Allegri is also high on the Bundesliga side's list of candidates.

Juventus target New England Revolution star Buchanan

2021-04-15T17:29:59Z

Scholes raises Man Utd fear in 'perfect' Haaland pursuit

2021-04-15T17:00:00Z

Paul Scholes fears that Manchester United could miss out on the "perfect" Erling Haaland transfer as there remains "every chance" of the Borussia Dortmund striker heading to rivals Man City.

Interest in the  Norway international continues to build, with Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid also on an ever-growing list of suitors.

United have explored signing Haaland in the past, and boast the trump card of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, but securing the most sought-after signature promises to be tough - especially as big-spending neighbours are also sniffing around.

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Barca plotting summer swoop for Olmo

2021-04-15T16:30:00Z

Barcelona are plotting a summer swoop for RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo - according to SPORT.

The Spaniard, who came through Barca's La Masia academy as a youngster, has an €80 million (£69m/$96m) release clause in his current contract.

However, Barca have already made contact with Olmo's representatives in the hope of arranging a cut-price deal in the summer window.

City and Juve-linked Locatelli makes transfer admission

2021-04-15T16:00:00Z

Sassuolo star Manuel Locatelli has had a transfer to Manchester City mooted, and the 23-year-old admits that a move away from his native Italy is "an option" for him to explore in upcoming windows.

The midfielder, who has become a full international after leaving AC Milan in 2018, is tied to a contract with his current club through to the summer of 2023.

That agreement is helping to bump his asking price up, but it could be that tempting offers are tabled that have Locatelli mulling over a big-money switch elsewhere.

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Liverpool to target Suarez if Salah leaves (Deportes Cuatro)

2021-04-15T15:20:00Z

Reds consider swoop for former talisman

Liverpool are planning to target Luis Suarez if Mohamed Salah leaves the club this summer - according to Deportes Cuatro.

Salah has been tipped to join Real Madrid when the transfer window reopens, which would leave a spot open for a new forward to come in.

The Reds may look to bring back Suarez, who became a cult figure at Anfield between 2011 and 2014, to replace Salah, despite the fact the Atletico Madrid star is now approaching the latter stages of his career at 34.

Man Utd in advanced talks with Varane (El Chiringuito)

2021-04-15T15:00:00Z

Red Devils eager to land Real Madrid defender

Manchester United are in advanced talks with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, claims El Chiringuito.

The World Cup winner has opted against agreeing an extension to a contract at Santiago Bernabeu that is due to expire in 2023 and is instead exploring options outside of Spain.

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Napoli looking into Lamela deal

2021-04-15T14:30:00Z

Corriere dello Sport reports that Napoli are looking into a deal for Erik Lamela.

The Tottenham playmaker, who previously turned out in Serie A for Roma, is said to be keen on heading back to Italy.

Everton rekindle interest in Aarons

2021-04-15T14:00:00Z

Everton are, according to Football Insider, ready to rekindle their interest in Norwich full-back Max Aarons.

The Canaries are close to securing promotion back to the Premier League, but are prepared to part with a highly-rated defender if their £30 million ($41m) asking price is met.

Haaland's €35m wage demands pricing out Barca & Real

2021-04-15T13:30:00Z

Barcelona and Real Madrid remain keen on Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, as do several major clubs around Europe, but Goal has learned that the Norwegian's €35 million-a-year (£30m/$42m) salary demands are in danger of pricing even football's giants out of a deal.

An approach from an English club discovered how much it will cost to land the highly-rated frontman, with BVB making it clear that they have no intention of selling in the summer window.

Check out the full story here.

Wolves 'preparing Carlos Vinicius bid'

2021-04-15T12:59:58Z

Wolves will aim to sign Carlos Vinicius this summer after Spurs chose not to make the striker's loan permanent, according to reports in Portugal.

TVI24 claim Wolverhampton will renew their interest in the Benfica forward despite his struggles in the Premier League this season - he has started just three league matches for Tottenham.

Despite his better form in Europe - six goals in nine Europa League matches - Spurs will reportedly not keep Vinicius, opening the door for a move to Molineux.

Anderlecht 'want extended Nmecha deal'

2021-04-15T12:30:12Z

Anderlecht want to sign on-loan Manchester City striker Lukas Nmecha on an extended deal, according to Belgian outlet Het Belang van Limburg.

Nmecha has scored 17 goals for Vincent Kompany's side this season, but will reportedly only be allowed to stay in Belgium if Anderlecht qualify for the Champions League.

The Germany U21 international has a City contract until 2022 and the club reportedly want to offer new terms - however a fresh loan with Anderlecht in 2021-22 is possible.

Werner 'running out of time to impress Tuchel' (Evening Standard)

2021-04-15T11:59:45Z

Chelsea's summer transfer plans could see the German depart

Timo Werner is in a race against time to show his worth to Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who is set to finalise his summer transfer plans in the coming days, according to the Evening Standard.

Tuchel is reportedly keen on both Sergio Aguero and Erling Haaland, which leaves the misfiring Werner with an uncertain future.

The £45million signing from RB Leipzig has managed just two goals in his last 29 appearances, and while Chelsea are not actively looking to sell him, Werner could be allowed to leave if funds are required for Tuchel's targets.

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West Ham renew interest in Nketiah (Evening Standard)

2021-04-15T11:29:50Z

Arsenal may sell the striker after renewing Folarin Balogun's contract

West Ham have been given renewed hope of signing Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah following the announcement of a new deal for Folarin Balogun with the Gunners, claim the Evening Standard.

The Hammers have been tracking Nketiah for months after selling Sebastian Haller in January, and are likely to sign a striker in the summer.

Nketiah could be allowed to depart Emirates Stadium in the summer after it was confirmed Balogun, 19, will remain at Arsenal.

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Napoli 'wanted Udinese midfielder De Paul'

2021-04-15T10:59:32Z

Stefano Campoccia, Udinese vice president, has claimed Napoli attempted to sign midfielder Rodrigo De Paul last summer.

Speaking on Italian station Radio Marte, Campoccia said: "[Napoli President Aurelio] De Laurentiis must understand that he is an expensive player. He asked us for him."

De Paul, who was also a target for Leeds last summer, has scored six goals and provided seven assists in Serie A this season.

Scholes raises Man Utd fear in 'perfect' Haaland pursuit

2021-04-15T10:29:51Z

Paul Scholes fears that Manchester United could miss out on the "perfect" Erling Haaland transfer as there remains "every chance" of the Borussia Dortmund striker heading to rivals Man City.

"He'd have a big impact," United legend Scholes has told talkSPORT 2 on Haaland's links to the Red Devils. "Do I think it's happening? I think there's every chance of [him joining City].

"Look, Man United are desperate for a No 9, an all-out centre-forward. Haaland would be the perfect choice, of course he would. There are another couple of players out there who would do that job as well.

"Plus, you have to think about his dad with the City link as well. That could be strong in this situation. Let's see. Fingers crossed if he leaves he comes to the red side of Manchester."

Arsenal & Tottenham braced for Mertens battle

2021-04-15T10:00:00Z

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are ready to battle it out for Belgium international forwadd Dries Mertens, reports Voetbal 24.

Napoli are eager to find a buyer for the 33-year-old in the next window, with it possible that a move to England could be put in place.

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New Leicester deal for Ward

2021-04-15T09:42:59Z

Spurs set sights on Nuno as Mourinho's successor

2021-04-15T09:30:00Z

Tottenham want Wolves boss Nuno to take their reins if Jose Mourinho is relieved of his managerial duties at the end of the season, claims Express Sport.

Questions are being asked of one Portuguese tactician in north London, but another may soon be drafted in from Premier League rivals.

Deadline set for Kabak deal at Liverpool

2021-04-15T09:00:00Z

Liverpool are working towards a deadline when it comes to Ozan Kabak's future at Anfield.

Fussball Transfers claims that the Reds have until the end of May to trigger a purchase option in the deal that saw the Turkish defender complete a loan switch from Schalke in the winter window.

Chelsea prepared to part with Ziyech

2021-04-15T08:30:00Z

Chelsea are, according to AS, ready to part with Hakim Ziyech after just one season.

The Blues are eager to generate funds for further additions through summer sales, with Tammy Abraham and Tiemoue Bakayoko among the others that could be offloaded.

Torreira tells Arsenal to loan him to Boca Juniors

2021-04-15T08:00:59Z

Gunners star wants to head to Argentina

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has reiterated his desire to leave the Gunners and join Boca Juniors.

The Uruguay international told the YouTube channel Perfil Bulos: "I want to go to Boca Juniors now. I am 25 years old and I know it’s a club that plays for great targets.

"I’d like to make the fans happy but I know it's not easy. Boca should reach an agreement with Arsenal for a one-year loan."

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Rafa Mir plans talks with Wolves over his future

2021-04-15T07:45:26Z

Wolves striker Rafa Mir is unsure regarding his future with the Premier League club and plans to hold discussions in the summer.

Mir, who joined Nuno Espirito Santo's side from Valencia back in 2018, has been on loan with Huesca during the 2020-21 campaign, scoring 12 goals in Spain's top flight.

His form has attracted interest from rival clubs, with Barcelona reportedly being keen, but he insists he isn't sure what the future will hold when he returns to Wolves at the end of the season.

He said, as quoted by Radio Marca: "These are things that happen (rumours of a move away from Wolves), we know how it works. It does not distract me away from my goal, which is day-to-day: training and then the game on Sunday.

"When the year ends we will talk to Wolves who are the owner of my rights and see what path we will take."

Nagelsmann denies Bayern talks

2021-04-15T07:30:08Z

Barcelona hunt left-sided centre-back

2021-04-15T07:00:26Z

Barcelona are hopeful of signing a left-sided centre-back in the summer as they look to improve their squad ahead of the 2021-22 season, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The likes of AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli and Argentine duo Lisandro Martinez and Marcos Senesi are reportedly on Barca's wishlist, with the Catalans looking to offload Samuel Umtiti.

A striker remains the top priority at Camp Nou, with Erling Haaland and Sergio Aguero having been linked, while Eric Garcia is also expected to join from Manchester City.

Raiola in Turin after visits to Spain & England

2021-04-15T06:30:22Z

Erling Haaland's agent Mino Raiola has travelled to Turin and is likely to have been holding talks with Juventus, Goal Italy reports.

It's unclear if the Dortmund striker and a possible move to the Serie A giants is being discussed, with Raiola having spoken to Real Madrid, Barcelona and clubs in England regarding the Norway international and his future.

Raiola's clients also include Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, as well as Paul Pogba, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Alessio Romagnoli, who could have all been topics of discussion as part of the agent's trip to Italy.

Kane would be interested in Man Utd move (Football Insider)

2021-04-15T06:00:42Z

Red Devils keen on Spurs striker

Manchester United have been given encouragement that they could pull off a sensational move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Football Insider reports.

The Spurs forward is looking at leaving the north London club in the summer due to a lack of ambition, with United reportedly very keen to lure him to Old Trafford.

Kane is said to be interested in potentially joining the Red Devils, who are one of a few clubs who could afford his £125 million ($172m)+ valuation.

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Tottenham must fend off four clubs for Anderson

2021-04-15T03:30:00Z

Tottenham face intense competition in the race for Joachim Andersen, writes BT.

The 24-year-old centre-back, who is currently on loan at Fulham from Lyon, is also said to be coveted by Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester and Crystal Palace.

It's anticipated that Lyon will look to sell this summer to cash in on Andersen's Premier League interest, with his 26 league starts having significantly boosted his value to English sides.

Rice gives Man Utd transfer hope (Manchester Evening News)

2021-04-15T02:10:15Z

The Hammers midfielder has been talking with England team-mates about a potential move

Declan Rice spent the last international break discussing the possibility of joining Manchester United with his England team-mates who play for the Red Devils, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The West Ham midfielder has been one of the driving forces behind his club's push for the top four, and he's been linked with several rivals this year.

His reported conversations about Manchester United represent one of the strongest signals to date that he might want a move in the near future.

Castro to become free agent

2021-04-15T00:30:50Z

Leeds look to left-back Perraud

2021-04-14T23:30:32Z

Leeds United believe Brest left-back Romain Perraud would provide important defensive cover next year if they can pry him away from the Ligue 1 side, claims the Daily Mail.

They will have fierce competition from Lyon, however, and could be priced out because of Perraud's impressive six-assist campaign.

Meppen sack Frings

2021-04-14T22:45:00Z

SV Meppen have sacked former Germany international Torsten Frings as head coach, the club confirmed.

Frings was appointed the third-division side's boss in July 2020 and failed to see out a single season with the club.

 

Betis want Torino defender

2021-04-14T22:30:00Z

Real Betis are after impending free agent Nicolas Nkoulou, who currently plays at Torino in Serie A, according to Fichajes.net.

The Cameroon international has also spent time at Monaco, Marseille and Lyon in his career. He's made nine league starts this season and is expected to move on from Italy.

Leipzig want €15-20m for Nagelsmann

2021-04-14T22:15:00Z

RB Leipzig want to be compensated if they lose manager Julian Nagelsmann to Bayern Munich after the season, reports SPORT1.

A fee in the range of €15-20 million would satisfy Leipzig, and while that might appear like a steep cost for Bayern, the Bavarians would be desperate for a top manager if Hansi Flick departs for the German national team.

Real Madrid in the hunt for Kounde (Marca)

2021-04-14T22:13:36Z

Zinedine Zidane's squad has kept an eye on the Sevilla defender as a possible summer target

Real Madrid are still eyeing Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde as one of several possible defensive signings in the coming window, according to Marca.

Eder Militao's improved form has reportedly made the position less of a priority, but the 22-year-old could represent the future heart of Zidane's back line. 

Kounde's asking price will apparently be the determinant in whether or not Real Madrid follow through with a serious bid.

Stuttgart sign 17-year-old Beyaz

2021-04-14T22:00:00Z