Latest Football News 

  • Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been given permission to complete a £50 million move to Manchester United.

  • Alvaro Morata has passed a medical ahead of his move to Chelsea from Real Madrid.

    • Liverpool have rejected a £72million bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho and reiterated that he is not for sale.

    • Danilo could be confirmed a  Manchester City player by next Tuesday. The Real Madrid right-back, who is also a Chelsea target, could join Pep Guardiola’s side on a five-year deal.
    • Antonio Conte says that Diego Costa’s situation at Chelsea was “very clear” for both the club and the player in January.
    • Diego Costa may have found a loan landing spot with AC Milan as he waits to complete his move to Atletico Madrid.
    • Leicester City have rejected a bid from Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez, manager Craig Shakespeare has confirmed.
    • Manchester City are prepared to make Benjamin Mendy the most expensive defender ever to bring him from Monaco.
    • Jose Mourinho will hold crunch talks with boss Ed Woodward over Manchester United’s transfer activity.
    • Mourinho has urged Manchester United to help him add at least one more player to his squad “as soon as possible”.

    • Barcelona have realised that the  chance of losing their star winger Neymar is higher than originally though, and they are already seeking out replacements. And have identified Neymar’s possible replacement in Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
    • Sevilla are reportedly considering  making a move for Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho. But are unlikely to pay the €30m (£26.9m) asking price set by the Premier League side.
    • Despite agreeing a deal to sign Alvaro Morata, Chelsea are still in the hunt for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente.
    • Swansea City are the latest club to show an interest in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

    • Arsenal are increasingly confident midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, will sign a new contract.
    • The Gunners have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.
    • Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique has landed in London to negotiate a deal with Arsenal for Alexis Sanchez.
    • Arsenal have turned down a £16m bid for Calum Chambers as they hold out for £20m.
    • Wolfsburg have asked Manchester United about the chances of landing Anthony Martial on a permanent transfer.
    • United are looking to beat AC Milan to the signature of Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich.
    • Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge doubts AC Milan can afford £43m Renato Sanches.
    • Everton are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Feyenoord’s 16-year-old prospect Joshua Zirkzee.
    • The Toffees are keeping tabs on Sheffield United attacking midfielder David Brooks.

    • Torino ace Andrea Bellotti has met with the clubs president Urbano Cairo to discuss his future. The 23-year-old has been the subject of huge speculation with the patron maintaining that his star striker still has the €100M release clause for clubs outside of Italy.
    • Having hired Mino Raiola as his agent, Marco Verratti is now negotiating the renewal of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The Italian playmaker is a Barcelona transfer target, however, so far a deal has proved elusive for the La Liga side.
    • Lazio are in the hunt for out of favour Milan striker Carlos Bacca.
    • Eric Dier is undeterred by Tottenham’s insistence he is not for sale and remains keen to sign for Manchester United.

    • Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen says he will stay at the club despite reports claiming Crystal Palace are interested in signing the Dutch goalkeeper. “No, I’m not going. I am very happy here.”
      • Aleksandar Mitrovic has revealed that his preference is to stay at Newcastle United this summer.
        • West Brom are leading the race to sign Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs.
          • Hertha Berlin are closing in on the signing of Valentino Lazaro from Red Bull Salzburg. The Austrian club’s sporting director, Christoph Freund, stated that: “Hertha has made an offer for us. The talks have gone well and promising.”
            • Watford have had a bid of €12m (£10.7m) for Maxwell Cornet rejected by Lyon.

              • Leicester players are ready to “dig out” Mahrez if he does not put in 100% effort, says midfielder Andy King. 
                • Virgil van Dijk is pushing Southampton to give him a dream move to Liverpool this summer. 
                  • Versatile Bournemouth attacking midfielder Max Gradel has told his club that he wishes to move back to France, with Toulouse showing interest in his services. The Ligue 1 side have made an offer of a loan with an option to buy, though this was turned down by the Cherries. 
                    • Stoke City youngster Thibaud Verlinden has signed a five-year professional contract with the Potters. 
                    •  Blackburn have reached an agreement with Anthony Stokes to terminate the player’s contract with immediate effect.
                      • Aston Villa’s pre-season game against Vitesse Arnhem next week has been cancelled in Germany due to it being a match between and English and Dutch team.
                        • Sunderland will continue to monitor Rob Green’s situation at Leeds United – with the goalkeeper weighing up his future.
                            • Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is having “second thoughts” about selling the club, according to proposed Chinese investor Gao Jisheng.

                              • Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been given a one-game European suspension for “provoking spectators” in the away win over Linfield.
                                • Celtic have been charged by Uefa over an “illicit banner” displayed during their Champions League qualifier against Linfield.
                                • Two Aberdeen fans have been treated for injuries after supporters were attacked in Bosnia ahead of the club’s Europa League game against Siroki Brijeg.
                                • About 50 supporters were subjected to an unprovoked attack outside the Black Dog Pub in Mostar on Wednesday.
                                    • Football fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup will be able to save considerable sums of money following confirmation all train transportation between the 11 host cities will be free of charge for next summer’s event.
                                    • Arsenal gave their academy graduates more playing time than any other Premier League side last season, a study has concluded.
                                    • A former Southampton Football Club youth coach has appeared in court facing historical child abuse charges.
                                    • Bob Higgins, 64, appeared at Southampton Magistrates’ Court charged with 65 counts of indecent assault against 23 boys all aged under 17.
                                    • The court heard the alleged offences date from between 1970 and 1996.

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