Latest Football News

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi met Pep Guardiola last summer to discuss a move to Manchester City.
  • Messi wanted to join Manchester City last summer because the Argentina striker, 30, felt trapped at Barcelona, according to a new documentary.
  • PSG are planning a huge unveiling of Neymar, five years after welcoming Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

  • Neymar was heading back to the Catalan city on Tuesday and is due to return to training with Ernesto Valverde’s team on Wednesday.
  • Monaco have raised their asking price for Kylian Mbappe to €200 million in the hope that Barcelona will seek him out as a replacement for Neymar.
  • A number of Barcelona players have become ‘completely sick’ at the long-running transfer saga involving Neymar.
  • Barcelona had a €100m offer for Philippe Coutinho rejected by Liverpool.

  • Jurgen Klopp has a simple and emphatic message for Barcelona: “Read my lips, Philippe Coutinho is not for sale”
  • Liverpool defensive target Simon Kjaer has completed his €13m transfer to La Liga outfit Sevilla.
  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, will not report for pre-season training with the rest of the squad on Tuesday as he continues to look for a move.
  • Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has hinted% at a possible return to the club for Chelsea striker Diego Costa – “Diego Costa? If he comes in January. We can’t say anything about that yet.”
  • John Terry and Chelsea will face no further action from the Football Association (FA) regarding the former club captain’s substitution in his final game at Stamford Bridge.

  • Blues boss Antonio Conte is interested in Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27.
  • Chelsea are poised to make a bid for Inter Milan wideman Antonio Candreva.
  • New Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata is yet to reach the fitness level required by manager Antonio Conte.

Alexis Sanchez was back in training on Tuesday after a late return from Chile following a bout of flu.

  • Sanchez and his lawyer have arrived back in London on his private jet, via a stopover in Paris.
  • Arsenal striker Lucas Perez says losing his shirt no. 9 shirt to Alexandre Lacazette is the “final straw”.
  • Arsenal’s attempted squad clear-out has been delayed by players unwilling to take pay cuts to leave.
  • Marouane Fellaini will consider his Manchester United future in January after the arrival of Nemanja Matic.
  • Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.
  • United target Ivan Perisic and his agent will soon sit down for talks with Inter Milan over an improved contract.
  • Manchester United are confident they will tie down Ander Herrera and Juan Mata with new contracts this season.
  • An unnamed English club have made an offer to Liverpool and Manchester City target Inigo Martinez.

  • Spanish side Girona have signed Manchester City players Douglas Luiz, Aleix Garcia and Marlos Moreno on season-long loans.
  • Besiktas are close to completing the €4million transfer of Sunderland winger Jeremain Lens.
  • RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick says they are no longer interested in offers for Oliver Burke and have no intention of doing any further transfer business this summer.

  • Bayern Munich will not loan out Renato Sanches this summer, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti.
  • Serie A sides Cagliari, Sassuolo and Verona are all interested in Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, 25.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not sign another midfielder this summer despite missing out on RB Leipzig’s 22-year-old Naby Keita, says former defender Jamie Carragher.

  • Reds forward Sadio Mane has emerged as a new target for Italian giants Inter Milan with the club expecting to bid £35m for the 25-year-old.
  • The Reds are ramping up their Virgil van Dijk chase as Southampton prepare for his exit with £12m bid for Lazio’s Wesley Hoedt.
  • Virgil van Dijk, 26, is set for talks with new manager Mauricio Pellegrino this week, with Liverpool prepared to break their transfer record to sign the Dutchman.

  • Tottenham and Inter Milan are biding their time before making a move for Paris St-Germain full-back Serge Aurier in the hope the 24-year-old’s asking price will decrease.

  • Watford have beaten Chelsea and Man Utd to the signing of Fluminense’s Brazil U20 striker Richarlison on a five-year deal, subject to a medical.

  • Arsenal could sell Wellington Silva to Werder Bremen after a deal with Bordeaux fell through. The Gunners have a buy-back clause of £1.5 million for Silva after selling him to Fluminense last summer and are now ready to trigger that option and sell him on to Bundesliga side Bremen.
  • Former United States international Freddy Adu is set for a medical with Polish club Sandecja Nowy Sacz, despite their manager not wanting him.
  • Chelsea defensive target Alex Sandro is set to be offered a new deal by Juventus. AC Milan and Roma are reportedly the latest clubs to show an interest in Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado.
  • Manchester City’s England Under-17 winger Jadon Sancho could be set to leave after the 17-year-old failed to report for training on several occasions.
  • Everton will step up their pursuit of Swansea’s 27-year-old attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson by offering a £50m part-exchange deal that would see 19-year-old full-back Callum Connolly join the Welsh club.
  • Newcastle United want Arsenal forward Lucas Perez, 28, but are not ready to match the Gunners’ £13.4m valuation.

  • Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant met Levski Sofia’s owners about taking over as manager of the Bulgarian club.

  • Ian Cathro has lost his job at Hearts and will depart the Scottish Premiership club with immediate effect. The 31-year-old only became head coach last December and his team has endured a difficult start to the new season.
  • Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina vowed to stay at the club and fight for his first-team place, despite being the subject of interest from Turkish club Fenerbahce.
  • Manchester United’s players could earn £4m in bonuses each if they win Premier and Champions Leagues.
  • Five Premier League clubs are now interested in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling – West Brom, Burnley, Leicester, Crystal Palace and Stoke.
  • Bournemouth have shown interest in signing Leicester City winger Demarai Gray, 21, who is looking to leave the former champions.

  • Fiorentina have joined the race to sign Liverpool target Emre Mor from Borussia Dortmund.
  • Everton fans want the club to learn from the mistakes of other Premier League clubs when building their new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock.
  • Sheffield United and Barnsley are pursuing 24-year-old Huddersfield striker Joe Lolley.
  • Bristol City are ready to cash in on star defender Aden Flint after signing Nathan Baker.
  • Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson has spoken after beating cancer twice. AC Milan’s third qualifying round Europa League clash with Universitatea Craiova at the San Siro is set to attract over 60,000 fans.
  • Sunderland aim to bring ex-trainee Martyn Waghorn back to the club from Rangers. Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp says the club’s cross-city rivals Aston Villa are strong contenders for promotion from the Championship.
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