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Milan target Aurier

2019-09-23T22:30:07Z

AC Milan are hopeful of signing Tottenham defender Serge Aurier, according to French outlet Soccerlink.

They claim a talks between the clubs are ‘advancing rapidly’ and that they ‘could reach an agreement soon’.

Mandzukic to remain at Juve

2019-09-23T21:00:05Z

Mario Mandzukic will not leave Juventus having missed the opportunity to joined a side in Qatar.

The Croatian had been linked with a move to the Middle-Eastern country, but any deal is now off due to ‘economic and fiscal problems’, as per Sky Sports.

The attacker will now remain in Turin but could be interested in a swap to the Premier League in January.

Greenwood close to new Man Utd deal

2019-09-23T20:20:48Z

Can-Meunier swap could be on the cards

2019-09-23T19:40:18Z

Juventus are working on a swap deal that could see them trade midfielder Emre Can for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier.

According to Tuttosport, Juventus' Director Fabio Paratici is attempting to set up a deal that could go through as early as January.

Milinkovic-Savic to sign contract by December

2019-09-23T19:00:51Z

Il Messaggero claim Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will sign a contract extension with Lazio by December.

The Serbian was rumoured to be a target for Manchester United last summer but this new deal, which could run until 2024, should ward off any interest in the talented midfielder.

Arsenal set for quiet January window

2019-09-23T18:20:40Z

Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham has hinted the Gunners will have a quiet January transfer window.

“We’ve just been through the transfer period in the summer, that’s what we always call the main transfer window,” Venkatesham told Bloomberg.

“We were very aggressive in that transfer window, signing a number of new players that we’re very excited about, predominately targeting young players that we believe can grow and develop with us over future years.

“When we look forward to January, we’ll see when January comes. I’d say that we always treat the summer window as being the more strategic window.”

Rapinoe could be a Barcelona target

2019-09-23T17:40:22Z

Barcelona director Maria Teixidor has said the club could attempt to sign USWNT star Megan Rapinoe.

"I think we're in a position to be able to sign that level of player,” Texidor told Spanish outlet Gol.

Ramos unfazed by Mourinho rumours

2019-09-23T17:00:59Z

Sergio Ramos has insisted he is not bothered by rumours that Jose Mourinho could return as Real Madrid manager should Zinedine Zidane be sacked by the club.

“It doesn't annoy me that his name is linked, that's how it is,” he said. “I don't have to say if it annoys me or not, that's the situation. Here, you lose a game and you have to change something. It's difficult, but that's the reality.”

“Ramos was also quick to point out that Zidane is still the Real boss and appeared to downplay the severity of Los Blancos' indifferent start to the campaign.”

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Milan interested in PSV starlet

2019-09-23T16:00:41Z

Milan are interested in PSV youngster Donyell Malen, reports Calciomercato.com.

The Serie A club have been monitoring Malen and his 11 goals in 14 appearances last season has the 20-year-old striker back on their radar.

Milan have discussed Malen before with his agent, Mino Raiola, and a move this summer is very possible. 

'Man Utd need four or five players'

2019-09-23T15:30:13Z

Manchester United will require an additional four or five players to become title contenders once more, claims Harry Redknapp.

Under the guidance of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils swept to 13 Premier League titles, but have been nowhere near that level since his 2013 retirement.

Redknapp, a man who crossed swords with many of Ferguson’s sides down the years, feels for under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he feels the Norwegian has been dealt a rough hand with an average squad at best. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

Man Utd vow to keep on spending

2019-09-23T15:00:00Z

Manchester United remain committed to “competing and winning trophies at the highest level”, a club spokesman has said, while the club also intend to continue investing heavily in the squad.

The Red Devils said in a statement: “Everyone at the club, from the owners down, is focused on competing for and winning trophies at the highest level. To do that we have invested heavily in the playing squad and will continue to do so."

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Leeds pair to land new contracts

2019-09-23T14:30:00Z

Mateusz Klich and Luke Ayling are in line for new contracts at Leeds United.

LeedsLive reports that the pair have verbally agreed fresh terms and will soon be putting pen to paper at Elland Road.

Committed to PSG?

2019-09-23T14:00:00Z

Xavi would like Premier League post

2019-09-23T13:30:00Z

Barcelona legend Xavi has revealed that he would welcome the chance to manage in the Premier League, should a return to Camp Nou fail to materialise.

He has told Sky Sports: "Who doesn't like the Premier League? Obviously if I had to choose, I would choose a big team, [Manchester] City or United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham."

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Kownacki joins Fortuna Dusseldorf from Sampdoria

2019-09-23T12:58:58Z

Real Madrid resisted Napoli approach for James - Ancelotti

2019-09-23T12:28:34Z

Real Madrid put up too much "resistance" as Napoli tried to sign James Rodriguez during the summer - according to Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian giants tried to lure the Colombian to Stadio San Paolo after he returned to Santiago Bernabeu following a loan spell at Bayern Munich.

"With James, there was the will to sign him but we clashed with the resistance of Real Madrid," Ancelotti told Radio Anch'io Sport - as per the Daily Mail.

"Now he's playing for Los Blancos, so there was no possibility of signing him in the end."

Real Madrid set sights on Dybala

2019-09-23T11:59:33Z

Real Madrid have identified Juventus midfielder Paulo Dybala as a transfer target - according to Don Balon.

The Blancos are hoping to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding the Argentine's future, with the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United also credited with interest.

Dybala has fallen down the pecking order at Juve under Maurizio Sarri, featuring in only two of the club's four Serie A matches at the start of the new season.

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Leicester & Crystal Palace eyeing Wolves defender John

2019-09-23T11:29:24Z

Wolves defender Cameron John is the subject of interest from Leicester City and Crystal Palace - according to Birmingham Live.

Both Premier League clubs are interested in signing the 20-year-old, who has one year left to run on his existing deal at Molineux.

John is currently out on loan at Doncaster Rovers, where he has scored once in six League Two appearances.

Arsenal failed to land Vanheusden in the summer

2019-09-23T10:58:18Z

Arsenal were knocked back in their approach for Standard Liege defender Zinho Vanheusden during the summer transfer window - according to Het Laatste Nieuws via Talk Sport.

The Gunners enquired over the 20-year-old's availability but were unable to negotiate a final deal.

Vanheusden has appeared in two matches for Standard Liege at the start of the new season.

Juventus planning firesale to comply with FFP

2019-09-23T10:29:35Z

Juventus could sanction the departures of a number of first-team players in order to balance the books next year, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Bianconeri need to rake in around €300 million ($329m, £265m) in order to comply with financial fair play rules, partly due to the €100 million ($110m, £88m) they splashed out on Cristiano Ronaldo and his subsequent wage packet.

Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi, Emre Can and Miralem Pjanic have all been linked with moves away from Turin in recent months.

Gremio set price tag for Everton

2019-09-23T10:00:00Z

Everton Soares continues to attract interest from Europe and Gremio would be willing to do business at €45 million (£40m/$49m), claims Calciomercato.

AC Milan are said to be leading the hunt for the highly-rated Brazilian, who has been linked with Arsenal in the past.

 

Sterling still on Real Madrid's radar

2019-09-23T09:30:00Z

Blancos want to bring in Man City star

Raheem Sterling remains of interest to Real Madrid, according to The Athletic.

Representatives of the Manchester City winger invited to the Spanish capital for talks over the summer and the Blancos could return to the negotiating table in 2020.

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Mandzukic wants Premier League move

2019-09-23T09:00:00Z

Mario Mandzukic is hoping to make a move to the Premier League in January, claims Tuttosport.

The Juventus striker has offers on the table from Qatar but is stalling on agreeing any switch because he would prefer to head for England.

Was right transfer call made by Man Utd?

2019-09-23T08:30:00Z

Al-Gharafa running out of time to sign Juve's Mandzukic

2019-09-23T07:58:43Z

Al-Gharafa have just one week remaining to complete a deal for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic - as per ESPN.

Bianconeri sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that the Qatar based club are now on a deadline, with the Croatian free to leave Turin within the next seven days.

Mandzukic has yet to feature for Juventus in the 2019-20 season.

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Inter to offload Barbosa permanently in January

2019-09-23T07:29:13Z

Inter Milan are prepared to cash in on Gabriel Barbosa when the transfer window reopens - according to Tuttosport.

The 23-year-old is currently on loan at Flamengo, with a number of European clubs reportedly interested in his services.

Barbosa has hit 17 goals in 16 league matches for the Brazilian outfit in 2019.

Chelsea target Hysaj set for new Napoli deal

2019-09-23T06:59:35Z

Napoli are ready to offer rumoured Chelsea transfer target Elseid Hysaj a new contract - according to The Express.

The 25-year-old's current deal is due to expire in 2021, but he is now likely to be granted an extension at Stadio San Paolo.

Hysaj is on Chelsea's shortlist of potential new signings for when their transfer ban ends next year.

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Tottenham scout Fiorentina's Sottil

2019-09-23T06:29:45Z

Tottenham sent scouts to watch Riccardo Sottil in action for Fiorentina against Atalanta on Sunday - according to The Express.

Spurs are likely to continue monitoring the 20-year-old's progress, with a view to launching a bid for his services next year.

Sottil was an unused substitute during a 2-2 draw at Atalanta, but he has featured in two Serie A matches for Fiorentina this term.

Melbourne City sign Checker

2019-09-23T05:17:04Z

Australian defender Emma Checker has joined W-League side Melbourne City on a one-year deal.

The three-time Matilda made her debut in the competition as a 15-year-old for Adelaide United and secured a move to South Korea in 2017 before returning to Australia

Melbourne City have also confirmed the re-signings of promising young players Sofia Sakalis and Chelsea Blissett. 

Rodrygo in limbo at Real Madrid

2019-09-23T05:00:12Z

New signing Rodrygo is currently in limbo at Real Madrid, according to AS.

The winger is seen as not quite ready for the first team but too talented for the Castilla team, where Zinedine Zidane believes the Brazilian could be a target for other teams.

As a result, he did not feature in any match over the weekend as he is in a similar situation to that of Vinicius Junior's last season.

Tuchel: Neymar is 100 per cent with us

2019-09-23T04:30:32Z

Thomas Tuchel insists that Neymar is committed to PSG despite a summer full of transfer rumours.

The manager challenged the Brazilian to keep improving while reiterating that Neymar is a key member of the squad both on and off the field.

Read what Tuchel had to say on Goal!

Hibernian boss not thinking about his future

2019-09-23T04:18:51Z

Under-pressure Hibernian coach Paul Heckingbottom says he is not thinking about his job security as his team crashed to a 2-1 defeat at home to Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.

The defeat sees Hibs sit in second-last on the league table, having not won a match since the opening day of the season.

With boos from supporters greeting the performance on the full-time whistle, Heckingbottom insisted that wasn't considering the thought of losing his job, and instead was focusing on turning the team's performances around.

"You're asking the wrong man (about his job security), I'm just going to carry on as normal and not even considering that," Heckingbottom told Sky Sports News.

"If I start thinking about that and making decisions based on trying to save myself then I'm doing the wrong thing.

"I have to push the players and today they know I'm not happy with them - I should be stood here talking about a fantastic goal and some big performances from some players but I'm not."

'We never won anything' - Icardi says he left Inter for PSG to win trophies

2019-09-23T03:28:47Z

Mauro Icardi said he left Inter for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain to win titles as he believes he has reached a point in his career where he needs to win trophies.

Icardi moved to PSG on an initial season-long loan, with the French giants reportedly holding the option to buy the striker for  €65 million (£59m/$71m).

The 26-year-old, who arrived at Inter from Sampdoria in 2013, scored 111 Serie A goals and 124 goals in all competitions to be eighth on the Nerazzurri's all-time list.

Icardi – stripped of the Inter captaincy last season and frozen out by head coach Antonio Conte after the former Chelsea boss took over as manager– said the time was right to leave San Siro.

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Zidane wants 'new Mbappe' Camavinga

2019-09-22T22:29:25Z

Teenager is ever-present for Rennes in Ligue 1

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has set his sights on 16-year-old Rennes sensation Eduardo Camavinga, claims Diario Gol

The teenager has made a big impression during his short time in Ligue 1 so far, playing every game this season and earning comparisons with none other than Kylian Mbappe for his precocious talent.

English teams line up for ex-Crystal Palace winger

2019-09-22T22:28:45Z

Exeter City winger Randell Williams has caught the attention of several teams in England, according to Team Talk.

Williams, 22, previously spent time at Crystal Palace and Watford and has had an excellent start to the new season with the League Two side.

He looks set for a move up, as the likes of Cardiff, Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield and Queens Park Rangers are following him.

Barcelona watch Napoli's Ruiz

2019-09-22T22:26:47Z

Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal was in Italy this weekend to watch highly rated Fabian Ruiz, according to Calcio Mercato

The former Betis man is on the Catalans' radar, and did not disappoint as he scored Napoli's third goal in a 4-1 drubbing away to Lecce.

Milan consider Aurier move

2019-09-22T22:26:20Z

AC Milan are considering a move for Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier, reports Sport Mediaset.

The Serie A side are looking for an alternative to  Andrea Conti, who has failed to impress as the club's starter this season.

That has led Milan to Aurier, as they consider a January move for the Ivory Coast international. 

Everton consider move for Poulsen

2019-09-22T22:25:47Z

Everton are considering a move for RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen, according to the Express

The Toffees are looking for reinforcements up top, with Moise Kean yet to show his best and Dominic Calvert-Lewin having only scored once this season.

Poulsen, 25, scored 19 times in all competitions last season and Everton could be keen to add him should their current striker options continue to falter.