Latest Football News

  • Monaco have denied agreeing a world-record £161m (€180m) transfer fee with Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe.
  • Barcelona are expected to make a second bid for Liverpool star Phillippe Coutinho. The Catalan giants are poised to make a second offer for the Brazil international having seen a first offer of £72m rejected.

  • Barcelona chiefs have headed to London to meet their Liverpool counterparts to discuss a possible move for Philippe Coutinho.
  • Paris Saint-Germain will have to give guarantees to transfer target Neymar that the club won’t face any sanctions over the potential deal to bring him to Ligue 1. The news comes after it was revealed PSG would have to offload players in order to afford to pay the 25-year-old the salary he has been offered.
  • Barcelona don’t want to part with the Brazilian playmaker but if Paris Saint-Germain pay the astronomical €222m (£198m) release clause there is nothing they can do. Plans are underway to identify a potential replacement at the Nou Camp with Lionel Messi backing a move for Juventus striker Paulo Dybala.

  • However, reports are now emerging to suggest that Paris St-Germain have offered Barcelona midfielder Marco Verrattiand £90m for Neymar, meaning the La Liga side have the opportunity to decline the deal.
  • Zinedine Zidane hasn’t asked the Real Madrid board for a striker to replace Chelsea new boy Alvaro Morata. When questioned about how his attack was shaping up, the French legend replied: “We have 28 players in the squad, and I’m happy with how all of the players are working. But after that we’ll see what happens, up until 31 August anything can happen.” Madrid have money to spend after the departures of Morata and Danilo as well as removing James Rodriguez’s wages off of the books.

  • Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to pay more than £40m to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
  • Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to off-load French international striker Karim Benzema to bring young striking sensation Kylian Mbappe. Arsenal are interested in Benzema.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has released an interview confirming he will stay at Real Madrid next season.
  • Chelsea are targeting four big-name transfers in Virgil van Dijk, Antonio Candreva, Fernando Llorente and Alex Sandro.
  • The Blues are interested in Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto but have yet to make an offer.
  • Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reportedly been linked with an unlikely transfer to Stoke City.
  • Liverpool have been handed a pre-season boost as forward Sadio Mane returns to full training today.
  • The Reds have slapped a €35m price tag on German international Emre Can amid interest from Juventus, but Juve are not open to match Liverpool’s asking price.
  • Sunderland have agreed a deal with Bournemouth to sign striker Lewis Grabban on-loan for the season.
  • League One Peterborough United have signed former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor on a two-year deal.
  • Roma remain optimistic that they can land Leicester City ace Riyad Mahrez. Monchi, the director of football at Roma, is looking to alternatives and is keen on Barcelona’s Munir. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Valencia and failed to really impress. Yet Monchi is ready to offer €25m (£22m) for the striker.
  • However, Barca believe he is worth more than that and are holding out for an improved bid.
  • Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ousmane Dembele has aborted a possible move to Barcelona and now prefers a summer switch to their bitter rivals Real Madrid.
  • AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella is set for a dilemma over which new striker to bring to the club. Torino ace Andrea Belotti and Fiorentina star Nicola Kalinic are the two protagonists.
  • Should Milan not make a big signing in attack, they could turn their attentions to Renato Sanches, who Manchester United are also reportedly interesting in.
  • Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has said he is “100 percent” certain Arturo Vidal will stay but confirmed AC Milan target Renato Sanches could leave.
  • Inter Milan are reportedly eyeing Spurs winger Erik Lamela and are preparing to make a summer bid.
  • Inter are keen to add midfield reinforcements this summer and Luciano Spalletti has identified Arturo Vidal as the man to do just that. The Serie A side are prepared to offer €50m (£44m) to tempt Bayern Munich into selling the 30-year-old.
  • Juventus have interest in Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay, and could include Mario Lemina in an exchange deal.
  • The Old Lady are eyeing up the possibility of taking Dutch international defender Stefan de Vrij to Turin this summer.
  • Undeterred by earlier rejections, Liverpool have tabled an €83m (£74m) offer for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. The news comes a day after a training session was brought to a premature end after the 22-year-old fouled midfield partner Diego Demme, an act which resulted in team-mates having to be separated.
  • Manchester City and Manchester United are set to do battle for 16-year-old Turkish wonderkid Serkan Bakan.
  • Liverpool are keeping tabs on Legia Warsaw’s Polish midfielder Sebastian Szymanski, 18.
  • Meanwhile, Liverpool have told Crystal Palace that French defender Mamadou Sakho, 27, is only available for a permanent transfer, not another loan deal, and will cost £30m.
  • Aston Villa have joined the list of Championship clubs chasing Liverpool starlet Sheyi Ojo.
  • Manchester City are plotting a move for Alexis Sanchez or Kylian Mbappe as Pep Guardiola continues spending after breaking the transfer world record.
  • Pep Guardiola will go all out for £50m Alexis Sanchez as he looks to continue his record-breaking spree.
  • Antonio Conte wanted Grzegorz Krychowiak before Chelsea signed Tiemoue Bakayoko.
  • The FA have contacted Chelsea and asked for Blues winger Kenedy’s observations in relation to his social media posts.
  • West Brom have had two bids turned down for Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson. The first bid was believed to total £15m while the follow up offer was in the region of £20m.
  • Middlesbrough have offered Ben Gibson a new deal to ward off West Brom’s interest.
  • Romelu Lukaku says it was Jose Mourinho and not Paul Pogba who convinced him to join Manchester United.
  • Lukaku has revealed Paul Pogba used to drive him past Old Trafford in a bid to convince him to join Manchester United.
  • Paul Pogba insists Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still a “leader” for Manchester United, despite the striker’s contract expiring at the end of last season.
  • Right-back Adam Smith has signed a new four-year deal at Bournemouth.
  • After failing to strike a deal with Monaco for Fabinho, Paris Saint-Germain have moved on to Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira as they look to add some steel to the heart of their middle third. The 25-year-old reportedly has a €60m (£53m) release clause and PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has started negotiations over the defensive midfielders potential arrival.
  • Casemiro has told fellow Brazilian Neymar to snub a sensational PSG deal and join Real Madrid instead.
  • Lucas Perez has been offered a lifeline by Marseille and Bayer Leverkusen as they look to end his Arsenal nightmare.
  • One victim of the rebuilding job at Marseille could be Henri Bedimo. The player doesn’t want to leave the club but head coach Rudi Garcia has made it clear that the 33-year-old isn’t part of his plans.
  • Stoke City defender and captain Ryan Shawcross, 29, wants to extend his contract with the Potters.
  • Mauricio Pochettino will give Vincent Janssen one more season to prove his worth at Tottenham after scoring just two Premier League goals last term.
  • Watford and Hull City are in a £8m fight over Liverpool flop Lazar Markovic.
  • Huddersfield boss David Wagner is ready to sign French right-back Dimitri Cavare. The 22-year-old is a free agent.
  • Midfielder Pablo Fornals, 21, has paid his own £10.7m release clause in order to leave Malaga and join Villarreal on a five-year deal.
  • Brighton midfielder Oliver Norwood has passed his medical ahead of a season-long loan move to Fulham.
  • Burnley and Leeds have agreed an undisclosed compensation fee for Charlie Taylor, with the matter no longer needing to go to tribunal. Taylor joined Burnley on a four-year deal earlier in Julyafter his Leeds contract expired, despite being offered a new deal to stay at Elland Road.
  • Unsettled Jefferson Montero could quit Swansea for a big payday in Qatar.
  • West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has slammed Dimitri Payet, calling him a ‘flawed individual’.
  • Celtic may be without their two main strikers for the Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg in Glasgow on Wednesday. Moussa Dembele missed training on Tuesday with a hamstring complaint and will be assessed. Leigh Griffiths is serving a one-game ban for “provoking supporters”in the previous round against Linfield. Erik Sviatchenko is carrying a knock, while fellow central defender Dedryck Boyata is a long-term absentee.
  • Linfield have given a lifetime ban to an “individual” convicted of a criminal offence committed during the Champions League tie at Celtic on 19 July.
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