Latest Football News

  • Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is on the brink of joining Ligue 1 side Nice on a free transfer.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sanctioned a €100million deal to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

  • Barcelona are “confident” that Liverpool will accept their latest offer for Philippe Coutinho, which is worth €100m (£90m) .
  • Negotiations are said to be in the final stretch and the deal could be completed by Tuesday.
  • Coutinho would then travel to Barcelona for a medical, having agreed a five-year deal.
  • It is reported that Coutinho did not play in the friendly against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday to avoid suffering an injury before the move.

  • Liverpool will move for West Ham star Manuel Lanzini if they opt to sell Coutinho to Barcelona.

  • Barcelona will offer Andre Gomes and Rafinha to Juventus as part of a package to tempt them into selling Paulo Dybala.
  • Julian Draxler is being considered as a possible replacement for Neymar by Barcelona.

  • Manchester United and Chelsea are both prepared to meet the £36million buy-out clause in the contract of Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto.
  • Chelsea have entered the race to sign Gareth Bale from Chelsea.
  • Real Madrid have assured Gareth Bale, 28, he is “the future of the club”, in a move that will disappoint Manchester United.

  • Barcelona are preparing to make a bid for England and Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, 21, after selling Neymar for £200m.
  • Alli’s Spurs team-mate Eric Dier, 23, has attracted interest from Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga champions are ready to make a £50m offer for the England midfielder.
  • Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz says he is not worried about losing France forward Ousmane Dembele, 20.
  • Dani Alves says Neymar told him last month to move to Paris Saint-Germain as he was considering his own move to the French capital.
  • New Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva admits he would love former Monaco team-mate Kylian Mbappe to join him at the Etihad.
  • Arsene Wenger has hinted that he feels it’s time for Jack Wilshere to leave Arsenal.
  • Everton will move for Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, 26, if they cannot persuade his French team-mate Olivier Giroud, 30, to leave the Emirates.
  • Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is hoping to sign 31-year-old former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen from Barcelona.

  • Ronald Koeman says Everton are “close” to completing a deal for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • Wayne Rooney has said Manchester United would have to sign Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo for his record as the club’s all-time top scorer to be broken.
  • Long-term Inter Milan transfer target Dalbert looks set to finally join the Nerazzurri.
  • The Nice left-back could complete his switch as soon as Monday. A five-year deal worth €1.8m (£1.6m) per season has been agreed with the Ligue 1 side set for a €20m (£18m) pay-out for the Brazilian.
  • Napoli are reportedly close to completing a loan deal for Manchester City prospect Oleksandr Zinchenko.
  • The 20-year-old attacking midfielder spent last season at PSV Eindhoven but is unlikely to get minutes at the Etihad Stadium yet. A stint in Naples would guarantee game time.
  • Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has told Chelsea they have “no chance” of signing Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro, 26.

  • Juventus have upped their offer for Lazio’s Keita Balde Diao. The Bianconeri have reportedly now submitted a proposal worth €20m (£18m) up front with a further €5m (£4.5m) in bonuses.
  • Lazio president Claudio Lotito wants a straight €30m (£27m) for the in-demand attacker, though.
  • Sporting director Massimo Mirabelli has suggested that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could return to AC Milan.
  • AC Milan’s summer spending shows no signs of slowing. The Rossoneri have a seven-man shortlist as they look to bolster their striking options.
  • Top of that list is Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Also under consideration are wantaway Chelsea forward Diego Costa, Andrea Belotti, former United hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Nikola Kalinic.
  • Michael Reschke has been appointed as Stuttgart’s new sporting director, leaving the same role at Bayern Munich. Stuttgart boss Wolfgang Dietrich said: “I am proud that we could get him for VfB Stuttgart. He is an absolute blessing for our club.”
  • A mystery ­Chinese buyer has expressed an ­interest in buying out some of Manchester United’s shareholders.
  • Manchester United’s Uruguay defender Guillermo Varela, 24, is set to re-join Penarol four years after leaving to move to Old Trafford.
  • Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of 27-year-old Rennes midfielder Benjamin Andre.
  • Swansea City must pay £13m if they want to re-sign striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City.
  • Newcastle are targeting West Ham goalkeeper Adrian, 30, to bolster their goalkeeping options.
  • West Bromwich Albion will not sell Belgian winger Nacer Chadli, 28, to Swansea City, despite strong interest from the Welsh club.
  • Baggies boss Tony Pulis is set to offer Everton’s Gareth Barry, 36, a two-year deal to replace Darren Fletcher, who moved to Stoke this summer.
  • Stoke City are closing in on Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 28, who is a free agent after leaving German club Schalke.
  • Southampton look set to complete the signing of Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina after agreeing a fee of €18m (£16.2m).
  • Previously a Watford transfer target, the 23-year-old Gabonese will undergo a medical on Monday before sealing his switch to the Premier League.
  • But, Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has played down suggestions that Saints are about to complete a £16m deal for Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina, 23.
  • Pellegrino has said working under Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez was “like earning a Masters” degree.
  • Aston Villa’s French defender Jordan Amavi, 25, is wanted by Marseille on loan with a view to a permanent move.
  • Switzerland defender Johan Djourou’s move to Sheffield Wednesday has collapsed despite the former Arsenal player passing a medical.
  • Bolton manager Phil Parkinson is close to signing a new contract with the Championship club. Parkinson, 49, has been in charge since June 2016.
  • Derby County manager Gary Rowett is believed to be interested in taking Everton forward Ademola Lookman on a season-long loan.
  • Neymar’s father has revealed the “attitude of the board” at Barcelona lost his support and he wanted his son to complete a move to Paris St-Germain.
  • But the Brazilian may not have been entirely honest about when he chose to leave the La Liga side for France according to fellow countryman Dani Alves.
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