Latest Football News 

  • Carlos Tevez’s Shanghai Shenhua debut ended in defeat as Brisbane Roar claimed a 2-0 AFC Champions League play-off victory on Wednesday.

  • Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri will be leaving the Serie A giants at the end of the season.

  • Allegri has refused to rule out taking over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss in the summer.
  • “I won’t deny or confirm anything”.
  • Adam Lallana, 28, will become the latest Liverpool player to commit his future to the club by signing a new four-year contract worth £150,000 a week.
  • The new deal to make Lallana  Liverpool’s second highest earner, behind Philippe Coutinho.
  • The Reds are lining up a surprise move for Middlesbrough midfielder Gaston Ramirez.
  • Bayern Munich will step up their pursuit of Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo ahead of Philipp Lahm’s retirement.
  • Real Madrid have opened talks over a summer move for in-demand Torino striker Andrea Belotti.

  • Torino president Urbano Cairo will meet with Florentino Perez next week as Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to match Belotti’s €100m release clause.
  • Manchester City lead the race to sign Real Mallorca teenager Alpha Dionkou.
  • The 15-year-old is also in the sights of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will discuss a 12-month extension to his three-year deal at the end of the season.
  • United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, and Chelsea counterpart Thibaut Courtois, 24, are vying to be Real Madrid’s number one, with both tempted by the chance to return to the Spanish capital.
  • David De Gea says he is “very happy” and focused at Manchester United amid renewed speculation over a summer move to Real Madrid.
  • “The future, no one knows,” De Gea told AS. “The future is the future. I’m very happy here — it’s a great club. In England, football is much enjoyed.”
  • Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will cost Real Madrid at least €70 million if they decide to replace Karim Benzema this summer.

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation linking the club with a move for Joe Hart.
  • “I have three world-class goalkeepers and I am very happy with the three I have.”
  • Wenger is planning to drop Cech for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Hull.
  • Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal fans to behave more like Tottenham supporters and rally behind their team.
  • Jack Wilshere faces an uncertain future, with Bournemouth unlikely to bid to sign the 25-year-old midfielder permanently at the end of the season and Arsenal not planning to offer him any playing guarantees on his return.
  • Juventus have announced the sale of Hernanes to Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune in a deal that could be worth €10million.

  • The Italian champions will complete the full signing of Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado in the coming days.
  • Hull City have failed in their attempt to sign Yannis Salibur from Ligue 1 side Guingamp, after Fifa decided not to sanction the switch.
  • Porto have confirmed they have exercised their option to buy Atletico Madrid starlet Oliver Torres for €20 million at the end of his loan.
  • Liverpool and Manchester City have been placed on alert after it was revealed that Sporting Lisbon are ready to offload William Carvalho.
  • Emil Forsberg has disappointed both Arsenal and Liverpool by signing a new long-term contract with Bundesliga title hopefuls RB Leipzig.
  • Schalke 04 are willing to offer Sead Kolasinac a new deal, amid interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.
  • Arsenal are prepared to trigger Antoine Griezmann’s £85million release clause this summer.
  • Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, may be better off leaving the club and joining Bayern Munich if he wants to win major titles, according to former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack.
  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, is ready to turn down Manchester City and Liverpool and stay at St Mary’s beyond the end of the season.
  • Spurs winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, 21, who has failed to make an impact at White Hart Lane, is a summer target for former club Nantes.
  • Zenit St Petersburg defender Vukasin Jovanovic, currently on loan at Bordeaux, has set his sights on a move to Chelsea or Liverpool.
  • Crystal Palace are still waiting for 25-year-old midfielder Luka Milivojevic to finalise a visa – one week after his move from Olympiakos.
  • Rafael Benitez is still interested in taking England and Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend back to Newcastle United, 25, in the summer.
  • Nottingham Forest have told Liverpool not to bother with a fresh approach for 17-year-old striker Ben Brereton.
  • Spanish league clubs spent only €18 million ($19.2m) in signings in the winter transfer window, the lowest figure among the top leagues.
  • Manchester United’s net debt has increased by £71.6 million in the space of three months to £409.3m, the club’s quarterly financial report has confirmed.
  • However, United do expect to return record revenues once more after topping the Deloitte Football Money  League for the first time in over a  decade in 2015-16.
  • .United are on target to achieve record revenues of between £530million and £540million in the period from July 2016 to the end of June 2017.
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger’s return to Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad at Manchester United has now been confirmed on the club’s balance sheet, with the former Germany captain reinstated as an “exceptional” item at a cost of £4.8 million, it has been announced.
  • Manchester United pair Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic met their match when they were asked to cut a giant block of cheese during a sponsor event at Old Trafford.
  • German fourth-tier club Astoria Walldorf made history on Tuesday when Benjamin Hofmann became the first player in one of the leading football nations to come on as a fourth substitute.
  • The moment came in extra time of the south German club’s penalty shootout defeat to 2. Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld in the DFB Pokal.
  • Thirty players were used in a match for the first time across Europe’s major footballing nations in Wednesday’s DFB Pokal clash between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin.
  • Luis Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final on May 27 after Barcelona’s appeal to have his second booking from Tuesday’s draw against Atletico Madrid revoked was rejected.
  • The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) handed Suarez a two-game ban due to his actions.
  • Paris Saint-Germain have no interest in Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
  • Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has confirmed that the club is planning to strengthen Jose Mourinho’s squad this summer, but insisted there will not be the “churn” of recent years.
  • United have opened talks to sign Monaco ace Bernardo Silva.
  • Manchester United & Milan look set to fight it out for Lazio front man Keita Balde.
  • Hull City rejected three bids from China for Abel Hernandez last month – but the striker remains a summer target for Everton and West Brom.
  • Slaven Bilic will be offered a new deal at the end of the season if West Ham finish in the top eight.
  • Former West Ham midfielder Diego Poyet has been snapped up by Argentine minnows Godoy Cruz.
  • Europe will formally ask FIFA for at least 16 places in the expanded 48-team World Cup lineup, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday.

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