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Foden to stay at Man City next season

2019-03-16T23:05:19Z

Phil Foden will stay at Manchester City next season amid loan interest from other Premier League clubs, reports the Mirror

The 18-year-old has been slowly integrated into City's first-team setup this season, making 19 total appearances and scoring three goals. 

Though Foden could get more game time elsewhere, Pep Guardiola is determined for the teenager to continue his development at City. 

Chelsea join chase for Pepe

2019-03-16T22:34:44Z

Chelsea have joined the race for Lille star Nicolas Pepe, according to Le10Sport

The Blues had scouts in attendance on Friday to watch the Ivorian striker, who has scored 17 Ligue 1 goals in 29 games so far this season. 

Bayern Munich are thought to be leading the chase for Pepe, but there will be plenty of competition. 

Sessegnon wants to stay in London

2019-03-16T22:02:14Z

Tottenham have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon, as the 18-year-old wants to stay in London, according to the Mirror

Sessegnon could depart the Cottagers in the summer, with the club looking almost certain to be relegated from the Premier League. 

Fulham have been unable to tie Sessegnon to a new deal, and Manchester United and PSG will be disappointed by his desire to remain in London. 

Everton scout Lille duo

2019-03-16T21:36:01Z

Everton had scouts in attendance on Friday to watch Lille duo Zeki Celik and Thiago Mendes, according to Le10Sport

Celik, 22, has emerged as one of France's top right-backs this season, and the Turkish international could depart the club this summer. 

Mendes, 27, has been subject of interest from the Premier League and the Bundesliga in the past. 

Monchi hints at Sevilla return amid Arsenal links

2019-03-16T20:57:49Z

Former Roma technical director Monchi has hinted he could be set to return to Sevilla amid links to Arsenal.

Monchi departed Roma last week after spending just under two years at the club.

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West Ham risk losing Gomez

2019-03-16T20:08:09Z

West Ham's chances of signing Maxi Gomez have taken a blow thanks to Celta's lowly league position, claims the Sun

The Uruguayan has been one of the few bright spots in a tough season for Celta, who remain in the relegation zone after losing to Real Madrid on Saturday. 

Should they go down, though, Gomez's buyout clause will be slashed, which may attract other clubs' interest.

Navas positive on Madrid future

2019-03-16T19:38:33Z

Keylor Navas has suggested that his future will lie at Real Madrid after being returned to the Real Madrid XI as Zinedine Zidane dropped Thibaut Courtois for his first game back.

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'Ramsey will be great Juventus signing'

2019-03-16T19:04:30Z

Aaron Ramsey has been told he will be a “great addition” for Juventus, with former Arsenal team-mate Wojciech Szczesny looking forward to welcoming the Welshman’s boundless energy to Turin.

The Serie A champions have a pre-contract agreement in place with the 28-year-old midfielder.

He will join their ranks over the summer once his current deal at Emirates Stadium comes to a close.

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Overmars wants Arsenal technical director role

2019-03-16T18:15:25Z

Marc Overmars wants a return to Arsenal as the club's technical director, claims the Sun

The former Netherlands international currently holds a similar position at Ajax

And amid reports that Monchi has cooled his interest in joining the Gunners, Overmars has emerged as an alternative for the role.

Man Utd target Sancho inspired by Rashford & Mbappe

2019-03-16T17:47:20Z

Jadon Sancho is generating talk of interest from Manchester United, with the Borussia Dortmund winger revealing that he looks to Marcus Rashford for inspiration.

The 18-year-old is also hoping to follow in the footsteps of Kylian Mbappe, with Paris Saint-Germain's World Cup winner setting the standard for young talent.

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PSG will listen to Cavani offers

2019-03-16T17:17:34Z

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to listen to offers for striker Edinson Cavani, according to Canal Supporters

The Uruguayan, 32, will be allowed to leave Parc des Princes should his club receive bids above their asking price of €40 million (£34m/$45m)

Tuchel set to resume contract talks at PSG

2019-03-16T16:48:18Z

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed contract talks between himself and Paris Saint-Germain are set to be resumed as an atmosphere of discontent lingers around the Ligue 1 leaders.

PSG are 17 points clear of Lille at the top of the table with two games in hand, and a sixth title in seven seasons a virtual formality.

But their dramatic Champions League last-16 exit at the hands of Manchester United has displeased the club's "ultras", who boycotted the Ligue 1 trip to Dijonlast time out and could do likewise for Sunday's Classique against Marseille at the Parc des Princes.

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Spalletti has no regrets over Icardi situation

2019-03-16T16:25:43Z

Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti insists he has no regrets about his handling of the Mauro Icardi saga.

Icardi will not be involved in Inter's Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan on Sunday, as a stand-off over his future and conflicting takes from club and player over his fitness continue.

Inter are fourth – just a point and place behind their city rivals – but go into the clash having won just once in their last five games and off the back of a Europa League exit to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.

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City & Chilwell suitors given transfer warning

2019-03-16T16:00:04Z

Manchester City and any other club plotting an approach for Ben Chilwell have been warned by Brendan Rodgers that Leicester have no intention of selling.

The Foxes boss has said: “He really enjoys being here, we'll see how it pans out but he's certainly one we don't want to lose."

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Overmars wants to join Arsenal

2019-03-16T15:36:09Z

Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars is keen to return to the club as sporting director, reports football.london.

Monchi has rejected a move to the Gunners as he prepares to head back to Sevilla, leaving the path clear for a Dutchman to return to England from Ajax.

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Barcelona step up bid to land Jovic

2019-03-16T15:03:23Z

Barcelona have made Luka Jovic their top striking target for the summer transfer window, according to Marca.

The Eintracht Frankfurt forward has earned plenty of plaudits this season and is now wanted by those at Camp Nou.

Klopp won't spend big again

2019-03-16T14:34:54Z

Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Liverpool won’t spend big money in the transfer market this summer.

The Reds splashed out a combined £140 million ($186m) on Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker in 2018 – then world-record fees for a defender and goalkeeper.

Here is what Klopp has had to say on his plans for 2019.

Jimenez wants Wolves stay

2019-03-16T14:03:57Z

Raul Jimenez is hoping to see his loan deal at Wolves turned into a permanent transfer.

He has told Marca Claro: “I’d like to stay at the Wolves. I’m very happy. A major project was created at Wolverhampton. It’s not normal for a newly promoted Premier League team to be fighting for a place in the Europa League.”

Real Madrid considering Brandt bid

2019-03-16T13:34:15Z

Bayer Leverkusen forward Julian Brandt is among those registering on Real Madrid's transfer radar, reports AS.

The 22-year-old winger has also been linked with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, but the Blancos believe they could get him for €25 million.

West Ham join Arsenal in Valencia hunt

2019-03-16T13:08:49Z

Arsenal are not the only side keen on taking Antonio Valencia as a free agent once his Manchester United contract ends, reports El Universal.

The Ecuadorian's father has said: "Arsenal, West Ham, Inter Milan and one club from China are options, but in football everything is changing."

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Madrid following €25m Brandt

2019-03-16T12:24:35Z

Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on Bayer Leverkusen's Juan Brandt, according to AS.

The report claims that the Spanish capital side will move for the 22-year-old if Leverkusen fail to qualify for the Champions League.

If the Bundesliga outfit do fail, the attacking midfielder will be available for €25 million due to a clause in his contract.

Inter 'split into three factions'

2019-03-16T11:59:05Z

La Repubblica has released a report with information from an unnamed player within the Inter squad which states the dressing room is currently split into three factions: South Americans, Italians and Balkans.

Mauro Icardi, still out of the squad after being stripped of the captain's armband, is said to get on with everyone except Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic and new skipper Samir Handanovic.

The expose states that Icardi being stripped of the armband was due to the Argentine asking coach Luciano Spalletti to 'take it down a notch' as he berated players following a victory, the boss 'violently' stressing that they had not done enough.

Quotes from the individual also claim that 'the Balkanisation of Inter is now irreversible', that director Piero Ausilio is affiliated with the Slavic 'clan' and wants to sell Icardi to Juventus in exchange for Paulo Dybala.

Juventus interested in Kante

2019-03-16T11:27:55Z

Juventus have rekindled their interest in signing Chelsea's N'Golo Kante, according to Tuttosport.

The Italian outlet claims that Kante would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge at the right price, with Jorginho having usurped the Frenchman at the heart of midfield.

The Old Lady would face competition from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, however, with both sides also keen on signing the World Cup-winning anchorman.

Icardi, Perisic & Spalletti to be let go

2019-03-16T10:59:48Z

Inter are ready to say goodbye to Mauro Icardi, Luciano Spalletti and Ivan Perisic in the summer, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The ongoing drama over Icardi's renewal and Perisic's wish to leave will see the players let go, while a lack of overall improvement in the squad is said to be the reason behind the Nerazzurri's reason to part ways with the coach.

Madrid want Roma starlet

2019-03-16T10:31:14Z

Real Madrid are interested in signing 19-year-old Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The young Italian is said to have caught the eye of the Spanish giants during the Giallorossi's Champions League clashes earlier this season.

Roma are keen to hold on to all of their prospects, but the report claims an offer of €60 million could be enough to tempt the Italian side into selling if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Pato buys out Tianjin contract

2019-03-16T10:00:00Z

Former AC Milan star Alexandre Pato is now a free agent after buying out his own contract at Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai, Goal has learned.

The Brazilian had issues with the club in the winter over unpaid wages, while Tianjin's owner, Shu Yuhui, has been under criminal investigation since January.

Pato attended training on Saturday in causal dress, purely to bid farewell to his team-mates.

Falcao set for Monaco exit

2019-03-16T08:59:53Z

El Tigre in for Serie A switch?

Radamel Falcao could be on his way out of struggling Ligue 1 side Monaco, with Don Balon linking the striker to Inter.

With the Colombian now 33, the report claims Falcao does not want to spend the final years of his career at a club in distress and could be available to sign for the Nerazzurri for at little as €15 million (£13m/$17m).

Newcastle want to keep Hayden

2019-03-16T08:29:10Z

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is keen to hold on to Isaac Hayden, with the midfielder having pushed for a transfer in the last two windows.

The former Arsenal man is keen to move further south to be closer to his partner and daughter, but Benitez, who feels the 23-year-old has the potential to play for England, wants him to stay.

“We have to wait,” the Spanish boss said when asked if Hayden could be persuaded to stay. “If he’s doing well and happy, you never know.

“Hayden, when he wanted to go, he was not happy. After, when he started playing games, playing well, so you can see his face every day - he’s enjoying himself.

“At the beginning of the season it was not easy. We can have conversations about anything [at the end of the season] but you can see that he's enjoying playing.”

Napoli star to snub Premier League

2019-03-16T07:58:53Z

Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski is set to snub interest from the Premier League to sign a new deal in Italy, Calciomercato reports.

The Poland international, 24, had been linked with Liverpool in recent windows but the exit of Marek Hamsik is said to have convinced Zielinski to stay in Naples and tie down a starting spot.

Pipa renews with Boca

2019-03-16T07:32:05Z

Dario Benedetto has signed a contract renewal with Boca Juniors that keeps the striker tied to the club until 2021.

Speaking to the Argentine club's official website, the  28-year-old said: “I want to thank the fans for all of their love and recognition, and president [Daniel] Angelici, who opened the doors for me three years ago.”

Man United join race to sign Rabiot

2019-03-16T04:00:00Z

The Red Devils are the latest club to signal apparent interest in the PSG midfielder.

Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham have all been credited with showing a desire to sign Rabiot this summer with The Sun now claiming Manchester United have also joined that list.

The 23-year-old will be a free agent at season's end with an Old Trafford source reportedly confirming the Red Devils are interested in bringing in Rabiot. 

Any deal for the midfielder won't be an easy one to pull off however with claims he's demanding a salary of £200,000 a week plus a £10m signing-on fee. 

Rabiot was spotted partying after PSG's Champions League exit at the hands of United last week.

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Gaitan will 'raise the level' of MLS - Paunovic

2019-03-16T02:00:51Z

Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic believes Nicolas Gaitan has the talent to "raise the level" of MLS.

In quotes published by the league's website, the manager said of his club's new signing: "Talent-wise, he’s probably one of the most talented players that’s ever played in [MLS]. He’s going to raise the level of the league as well as the competition in our team and that’s something we expect to be of huge importance.”​

Gaitan ​signed with the Fire on a free transfer from Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang on Thursday.​

Kreis in talks for USMNT U-23 job

2019-03-16T01:01:37Z

Jason Kreis is in talks to become the next coach of the U.S. national team's under 23 side. 

The Athletic reports that the former Orlando City and NYCFC coach is set to take over the Olympic team ahead of the 2020 games. 

Europe’s top clubs monitor unhappy Cutrone

2019-03-15T23:53:43Z

Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Torino are all interested in signing AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone.

The Italian is reportedly unhappy at San Siro and his grumbles have alerted some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

While no official bid has been made for Cutrone, Calciomercato claim he could cost any interested parties as much as £26 million (€30m).

Klopp not planning massive summer spending spree

2019-03-15T23:53:04Z

The manager has said he does not think Liverpool will spend like last summer

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he doesn't believe his side will spend big this summer.

The Reds added Naby Keita, Fabinho and Allison in 2018 during an expensive off-season on Merseyside, however the German does not think the same will happen this year.

“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don’t think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever,” said Klopp.

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Rodgers tried to sign Chilwell at Liverpool

2019-03-15T23:52:25Z

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he tried to sign Foxes left-back Ben Chilwell when he was the manager at Liverpool.

“I’m just in the door and I can see he’s a huge talent,” Rodgers said. “I tried to take him to Liverpool when I was there - so I know how good he is.

"The club were keen to keep him here as he was a boy that was recognised as a talent at the time. He’s a wonderful young player and he’s still got a lot to learn in his game."

Real Madrid plan Sterling swoop

2019-03-15T23:51:47Z

The Man City winger could be part of a massive overhaul at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid want to sign Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling this summer, according to the Mirror

Sterling is one of several world-class stars Los Blancos plan to target ahead of the 2019-20 season, including Neymar, Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen.

Real also reportedly scouted Sterling in 2014 and Zinedine Zidane has already voiced his admiration of the England international in the past.

Solskjaer ‘looking for quality’ amid Man Utd Bale links

2019-03-15T23:50:31Z

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to be drawn on the rumours linking his side with a move for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.

The Red Devils boss was asked about the Welshman in his weekly press conference and would only say he is looking to add ‘quality’ players to his squad.

“I can’t really comment on Gareth Bale or specific players because they’re property of other clubs but we should look for quality players, definitely, and players who could improve us as a team,” claimed Solskjaer.

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