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Napoli eyeing Belotti and Immobile

16 minutes ago

Torino captain Andrea Belotti and Lazio centre-forward Ciro Immobile have emerged as transfer targets for Napoli, according to Calcio Mercato.

Belotti is under contract until 2021, but the 25-year-old might be willing to take the next step forward in his career this summer.

Meanwhile, Immobile’s current contract at San Paolo Stadium is not due to expire until 2023, however, Lazio may be willing to sacrifice their star player to raise funds in the event that they miss out on Champions League qualification.

Wolves hold advantage in Felix battle

45 minutes ago

Wolves are hoping that super agent Jorge Mendes can help them to prevail in the battle for Benfica forward Joao Felix, claims Teamtalk.

The 19-year-old has a €120 million (£105m/$136m) release clause in his contract and is also being pursued by Liverpool and Manchester United.

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Inter ready Icardi extension

1 hour ago

Inter have the terms set out which they hope will entice Mauro Icardi into penning a new contract, reports Calciomercato.

Amid renewed talk of a move elsewhere for the Argentine striker, the Serie A outfit are eager to agree an extension through to 2024 with an increased salary.

‘Maurizio Sarri is done at Chelsea’

1 hour ago

Chris Sutton believes Maurizio Sarri’s time at Chelsea is “done” following the club’s elimination from the FA Cup.

The former Blues striker told Radio 5 Live: “This is Maurizio Sarri’s last game at Chelsea. The Italian job is over for them. He’s done. Sarri-ball is broken.”

Bentaleb open to Spurs return

2 hours ago

Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb says he would be willing to return to Tottenham if the opportunity ever presented itself.

The Algeria international left for Germany in 2017, on the back of a successful loan, but is open to a retracing of his steps, saying: “I would be a hypocrite to say that I would not like to be there, and I am not a hypocrite. But this is football.”

Arsenal contenders to sign De Ligt

2 hours ago

Arsenal are eyeing a summer transfer swoop for Ajax defender Mattijs De Ligt, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners must finish in the top four to have any hope of financing a £70m ($91m) move for the Dutchman, while the possible sale of Mesut Ozil could also help to free up some funds.

De Ligt has long been an admirer of Arsenal and has worked with two club legends during his time in Amsterdam – Marc Overmars and Denis Bergkamp.

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Spurs & Arsenal tracking Aissa Mandi

3 hours ago

Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi is the subject of interest from Arsenal and Tottenham, according to El Desmarque.

The versatile 27-year-old has a £26m ($34m) release clause in his current contract and both Premier League clubs could launch bids for his services this summer.

Mandi has been a vital figure in the Betis starting XI this season, featuring in 34 games across all competitions.

Denis Suarez nearly moved to Milan instead of Arsenal

3 hours ago

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez said yes to a loan switch to AC Milan, before eventually signing a six-month deal at Arsenal.

The Spaniard’s proposed move to the San Siro fell through after Barca rejected the conditions offered by the Rossoneri, according to Calcio Mercato.

Suarez has featured in three matches across all competitions for Arsenal since completing his temporary transfer to the Emirates.

Diame close to Newcastle extension

4 hours ago

Newcastle United midfielder Mo Diame is close to signing a contract extension at St James’ Park, according to Chronicle Live.

The Magpies have the option to trigger a fresh one-year-deal with the 31-year-old, who has been a fixture in Rafa Benitez’ squad this season.

Diame is even hoping to stay beyond that, having revealed back in December how happy he is with his life in Newcastle.

Arsenal haven’t given up on Banega

4 hours ago

Arsenal will try to sign Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega again this summer, after a failed approach in the January window.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners see the Argentine playmaker as the ideal replacement for the outgoing Aaron Ramsey.

Banega, 31, has a buy-out clause of £17m ($22m) in his current contract with Sevilla.

Wenger: Ozil in a comfort zone

5 hours ago

Arsene Wenger says he believes Mesut Ozil finds himself in a “comfort zone” after receiving a new contract.

The Arsenal midfielder has been in and out of the first team under Unai Emery in what has been his most trying season in London.

Wenger, who signed Ozil to a new five-year deal before departing, says the new contract could be the cause of his inconsistency this campaign.

Read Wenger’s full quotes on Goal!

Militao inches closer to Madrid move

7 hours ago

Porto star Diego Militao is just a signature away from a move to Real Madrid, according to Marca.

The Brazilian has been a vital piece for Porto having moved from a wide position into central defence.

With several other clubs interested, Madrid are in a hurry to finalize a deal for a player that has earned comparisons to Sergio Ramos due to his positional switch.

 

 

Nagbe to remain with Atlanta United

10 hours ago

Darlington Nagbe will remain with Atlanta United after being absent for part of the club’s preseason, according to Dirty South Soccer.

Reports emerged linking Nagbe with a move away from the club due to issues with the internal organization.

However, it now appears the U.S. national team midfielder will remain with the club after helping Atlanta win an MLS Cup title in 2018.

Barca close in on Brazilian defender

11 hours ago

Barcelona are closing in on their latest signing, Brazilian defender Vitao, according to Marca.

The 19-year-old defender and his representatives are in Spain to finish off a deal to complete a move from Palmeiras.

Vitao, a member of Brazil‘s U-20 team, is expected to join up with the club’s second team or be loaned out to gain experience.

Saiss nears new contract with Wolves

11 hours ago

Wolverhampton are nearing an agreement on a new contract with midfielder Romain Saiss, according to the Telegraph.

The Morocco international is expected to sign his deal later this week and will become the latest player at the club to commit his future to Wolves, following Conor Coady and Matt Doherty.

Marcelo considering Madrid exit

11 hours ago

The left-back met with the club’s managing director on Monday to discuss his future

Marcelo is frustrated with his situation at Real Madrid and is ready to demand a summer exit if things do not change, according to COPE.

Though the left-back has a contract until 2022, he has struggled with injury this season and been criticised by fans and media.

With Cristiano Ronaldo trying to recruit him to Juventus, Marcelo met on Monday with Real Madrid managing director José Ángel Sánchez to discuss his future.

Sarri unsure if players still back him

11 hours ago

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has claimed that he is not sure whether his players are still with him following his side’s 2-0 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup.

The Blues have now lost three of their last five games in all competitions without scoring, with Bournemouth and Manchester City inflicting 4-0 and 6-0 defeats, respectively.

And the Italian admitted he was not entirely sure if his players still backed him following the recent run of poor results.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Stoke to try to sell Berahino

12 hours ago

Stoke City want to sell Saido Berahino after the striker was arrested for suspicion of drink driving on Monday, according to the Daily Mail.

It is the latest in a series of occurances for Berahino that have left the Championship club soured on his future after his £12 million ($16m) move two years ago.

Berahino will be fined two weeks wages and Stoke will hope to unload him after the season.

Klopp admits Liverpool wanted to sign Sancho

12 hours ago

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he was interested in signing Jadon Sancho, but the culture surrounding transfers between English clubs prevented a deal from taking place.

Sancho left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund this past summer and has rapidly become a key contributor for the German club, while Liverpool brought in the likes of Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Reds manager says German clubs are in prime position to pounce on English talent like Sancho given the current culture between top clubs in the Premier League.

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