Latest Football News

  • Barcelona forward Neymar will have his medical in Doha on Tuesday prior to completing a world record €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Neymar spent Monday in China on a promotional tour while reports swirled about his potential world-record €222 million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Neymar sent Whatsapp messages to Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, in a bid to persuade his fellow Brazilian to join him in a move to Paris St-Germain.
  • Philippe Coutinho is “almost certain” to join Barcelona this summer.

  • Jurgen Klopp remains adamant Philippe Coutinho will not be sold by Liverpool, despite Barcelona’s confidence in signing the player.
  • Barcelona could turn their attention to signing Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil if they are unable to sign Coutinho from Liverpool.
  • Liverpool are set to rival Arsenal to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar if Coutinho joins Barcelona.
  • La Liga will report Paris St-Germain for a breach of Uefa’s financial fair play rules over the signing of Neymar from Barcelona, even if the French side do not pay the 25-year-old Brazil forward’s 220m euros (£197m) buyout clause.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo does not want to see Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid because he is wary of losing his star status at the club.
  • Bayern Munich have rejected an AC Milan offer for unsettled midfielder Renato Sanches.
  • The big-spending Italians reportedly offered €10m to loan the Portugal international with a €40m option to purchase after the season.
  • Chelsea are willing to meet Bayern Munich’s demands to sign midfielder Renato Sanches, 19, on loan for the season.
  • But, the Blues’ hope of signing Renato Sanches have suffered a blow after his Portugal teammate Joao Mario advised him to move to Milan.

  • Manchester United have struck a deal with Serge Aurier to sign the right-back from Paris Saint-Germain but he wil have to face a court hearing to be granted permission to enter the UK.
  • United face a straight battle with Chelsea to sign Fluminense forward Richarlison after Ajax pulled out of negotiations.
  • United boss Jose Mourinho no longer intends to loan out 21-year-old midfielder Andreas Pereira, after being impressed by the Brazilian during pre-season.
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola expects striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 20, to join Leicester soon, despite a delay in finalising a deal for the Nigeria international.
  • Guardiola also says midfielder Samir Nasri has no future at the club, even though he has praised the 30-year-old’s pre-season displays.
  • Elsewhere, Guardiola is on course for a row with City’s board over plans for a pre-season tour in China next summer, with the Spaniard preferring to return to the United States.
  • Liverpool’s chances of landing Naby Keita are in further danger as Inter have entered the race for the RB Leipzig star.
  • Liverpool will now sign Brazilian star Rafinha, with the Reds will to spend up to €40million (£35.7m) to bring the player to Anfield.

  • Chelsea are planning a move for Celtic’s teenage sensation Karamoko Dembele.
  • Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi says he knows nothing about reported interest in him from Juventus.
  • Juventus will sell Juan Cuadrado – most likely to one of Arsenal, Spurs or PSG – once they have sealed a deal for Lazio’s Keita Balde.
  • Atletico Madrid are ready to send highly-rated attacking midfielder Caio out on loan, with clubs in
  • England and France weighing up moves.
  • Galatasaray have dropped a huge hint they will sign Manchester City midfielder Fernando after seeing efforts to land Marouane Fellaini dismissed by Jose Mourinho.
  • Manchester City players have openly discussed the arrival of forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, from Arsenal in a £50m deal.
  • Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka says talk that he will join Bayern Munich is getting on his nerves.
  • Danish defender Simon Kjaer – a reported target for Arsenal and Liverpool – is closing in on a move to Sevilla.
  • Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has emerged as a transfer target for Roma.
  • Juventus have ended their interest in PSG’s Blaise Matuidi after deeming him too old and will instead focus their energies on signing Liverpool’s 23-year-old Emre Can.
  • Juve boss Massimo Allegri insists Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro will stay in Turin, despite reports of a world-record bid for a defender of £61million from Chelsea.
  • AC Milan’s pursuit of Croatian striker Nicola Kalinic is reaching a crucial phase as the big spenders hope to persuade Fiorentina to accept their €25m bid.
  • Fiorentina are monitoring the situation with Palermo striker and Everton target Ilija Nestorovski.
  • Demarai Gray has held talks with Leicester over a possible transfer away from the club.
  • Leicester and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26, is hoping Italian side Roma return with a third bid after offers of £20m and £32m were rejected by the Foxes.
  • Arsene Wenger says players such as Sanchez and Ozil staying, despite entering the final 12 months of their contracts, is an “ideal” situation because everyone “has to perform”.
  • Arsenal and Tottenham have both sent scouts to watch Caen forward Yann Karamoh.
  • Tottenham are reportedly planning a swoop for Barcelona’s Andre Gomes after reports in Spain suggested they were planning to cash in on the Portugal midfielder.
  • Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will have to lower his wage demands to join Tottenham, who are not willing to pay the £120,000-a-week wages the 23-year-old England international turned down at Goodison Park.
  • However, new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is keen to give Vermaelen more playing time this season, after being impressed by the Belgian in pre-season.
  • Everton are considering a move for West Ham and New Zealand centre-back Winston Reid, 29.
  • French left-back Massadio Haidara, 24, is the latest Newcastle player to be told to find a new club, and is in talks to join Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne.
  • Hearts are looking to sign Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman, 20, on a season-long loan deal.
  • Watford have stepped up their chase for 27-year-old Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs, after West Brom withdrew their interest in the England defender.
  • Verona are considering an approach for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, who is wanted by clubs in Germany and Italy.
  • Sunderland will hold a minute’s applause in memory of Bradley Lowery before Friday’s opening Championship game against Derby.
  • The Black cats have confirmed they will discipline Darron Gibson following the midfielder’s explicit rant to a group of supporters.
  • American businessman Michael Eisner will complete his purchase of Portsmouth before the start of the EFL season.
  • The English Football League (EFL) is introducing the new ABBA format for penalty shoot-outs in its competitions during the 2017/18 season.

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