Latest Football News 

  • Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle has left the Championship side by mutual consent after eight months in charge.
  • The 50-year-old took over at Rovers in June 2016, but won just 11 of 37 games.
  • Blackburn are 23rd in the table, three points from safety, in a season which has also been marred by fan protests against the club’s owners, Venky’s.

  • Antonio Conte has reportedly agreed a new long-term deal with Chelsea.
  • Borussia Dortmund are prepared to offer Thomas Tuchel a new contract – ending speculation of him joining Arsenal.

  • Jose Mourinho says he does not know whether striker Wayne Rooney will be fit for the EFL Cup final. The 31-year-old has a muscle injury that will keep him out of Wednesday’s Europa League match against Saint-Etienne.
  • Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim is interested in managing in the Premier League.

  • Manchester United and Chelsea target Bernardo Silva has interest from ‘major European clubs’, according to Monaco.

  • Arsenal striker Lucas Perez does not want to leave, despite reports the 28-year-old was unhappy at a lack of playing time.
  • His fellow Gunners forward Olivier Giroud, 30, is a target for Marseille.
  • Monaco midfielder Fabinho, 23, said he is open to a move to the Premier League after his father said the family have a “soft spot” for Manchester City.
  • Tottenham expect Schalke to make 22-year-old midfielder Nabil Bentaleb’s loan move permanent for a £16m fee in the summer.
  • Spurs have joined Everton and Southampton in the race to sign Hull City defender Harry Maguire, 23.
  • Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, could move to AC Milan in the summer, despite only joining Spurs five months ago for a club record £30m transfer fee.

  • Galatasaray winger Bruma wants to join Manchester United, but the 22-year-old is also keen on a return to La Liga.
  • Liverpool and Manchester United both want Bordeaux forward Malcom, 19, but the teenager is interested in a move to Sevilla.
  • Manchester City want more than £20m for keeper Joe Hart, who is on loan at Torino, and will allow the 29-year-old to join one of their top-six rivals.
  • Liverpool and Chelsea are in the race to sign Manchester City keeper Joe Hart with him being allowed to move on in the summer,
  • Pep Guardiola is eyeing a new deal for Man City keeper Willy Caballero after dislodging Claudio Bravo at the Etihad.

  • Arsenal plan to make a move for Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne after having the 25-year-old watched by scouts.
  • Tottenham and Arsenal are both watching Toulouse defender Issa Diop, 20.
  • Southampton’s Cedric Soares, 25, is among the right-backs being watched by Barcelona.
  • Monaco midfielder Fabinho, 23, said he is open to a move to the Premier League after his father said the family have a “soft spot” for Manchester City.
  • West Ham plan to increase their offer for Saint-Etienne defender Kevin Malcuit to £10m after having two bids for him rejected in January.
  • West Ham are targeting Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose, 25, who has scored nine goals in 20 La Liga appearances this season.
  • Former West Brom manager Alan Irvine is one of the name’s in the frame for the managerial vacancy at Rangers.
  • Hull City striker Abel Hernandez, 26, is a target for Chinese sides Beijing Guoan and Tianjin Quanjian.

  • Former Barcelona and Valencia striker David Villa was sent off in a pre-season friendly between New York City and Houston Dynamo on Saturday – for punching an opposition player in the face.
  • Sutton United have accepted the resignation of reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, who is under investigation for potentially breaching betting rules.
  • Liverpool are planning to transform their Kirkby academy into a training facility for both the first-team and youth sides. The club have used Melwood as their first-team training base since the 1950s and it is located just over five miles away from Kirkby.

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