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Alessandro Florenzi
Alessandro Florenzi

Chelsea are eyeing Roma defender Alessandro Florenzi as a possible successor to Branislav Ivanovic.

Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the FA after an incident with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny which was caught on video.

The FA has also charged Arsenal defender Gabriel with improper conduct for his behaviour after being sent off, and both Chelsea and Arsenal for failing to control their players.

Keylor Navas has thanked Real Madrid’s fans for their support after he broke a club record for clean sheets at the start of a season.

Navas, 28, almost left Real in the summer only for a proposed transfer that would have seen Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea head in the opposite direction collapse on Spain’s deadline day.

The Costa Rica international has been impressive for Los Blancos since the collapse of the exit, with his clean sheet in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Granada a fifth in a row in all competitions.

The fifth straight shutout since the start of 2015-16 betters former Real keeper Miguel Angel’s sequence of four on the spin at the beginning of the 1975-76 campaign.

Real Madrid's keylor Navas
Real Madrid’s keylor Navas

David Moyes was left “disappointed” by another defeat for Real Sociedad which has reportedly left his role as manager in significant doubt.

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has told beIN Sports that striker Diego Costa “likes to cheat,” though he later clarified that he did not mean to insult his teammate.

Agent Jorge Mendes had to intervene on behalf of client Marcos Rojo, who was nearly forced out of Manchester United due angering manager Louis van Gaal by missing the club’s pre-season tour due to a passport issue.

Manchester United are following 18-year-old centre-back Jeremiah St Juste, already a regular with Heerenveen.

After being left out by Jose Mourinho against Arsenal at the weekend, John Terry is to play for a second string Chelsea side against Walsall in the Capital One Cup but Diego Costa will not start.

Jose Mourinho has insisted Arsenal “has the squad to be champions” in what appears to be another dig at managerial rival Arsene Wenger.

Louis van Gaal has revealed that Morgan Schneiderlin and Marouane Fellaini are serving for interpreters for Anthony Martial as Manchester United’s manager and top scorer struggle to communicate with each other.

A petition has been created to prevent referee Mike Dean from officiating in another Arsenal game following his performance in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Chelsea.

Dick Advocaat has insisted he would walk away from Sunderland if he did not feel he was the right man for the job – but he has no intention of doing so.

Robin van Persie says he is “not very happy” after having to come off the bench to rescue Fenerbahce in their latest league game.

Newcastle defender Mike Williamson, 31, has rejected the chance to join Preston on loan.

Defender Tyias Browning, 21, hopes he has done enough to retain his place in the Everton side after keeping Swansea winger Jefferson Montero quiet in Saturday’s 0-0 draw.

Former Stoke and West Ham winger Matthew Etherington, 34, has revealed he lost £1.5m through his addiction to gambling.

Saido Berahino says his winning goal for West Brom in the 1-0 win at Aston Villa was more like a “Zinedine Zidane touch” than a lucky deflection.

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has called an end to his club’s plans to build a new stadium in the city, saying he is too in love with the San Siro to leave.

Goalkeeper David De Gea may have impressed in Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Southampton, but is happy to concede that United’s man of the moment is teenager Anthony Martial, who scored again.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Juan Mata’s 44-pass goal against Southampton proves that his “philosophy” is working.

The son of the Syrian refugee tripped by a Hungarian journalist was invited to accompany Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on to the pitch before their Spanish league game on Saturday.

Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire have sacked head coach and former Ipswich Town defender Frank Yallop and assistant Marc Bircham – once of QPR.

Ronny Deila has confirmed that Celtic will hold talks with free agent and ex-West Ham striker Carlton Cole.

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Victor Valdes to join Besiktas
Victor Valdes to join Besiktas

Manchester United will offer Real Madrid £65m plus goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, in exchange for Gareth Bale in a last-ditch bid to lure the 26-year-old Wales forward to Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal admits he does not yet know whether Sergio Romero is up to the job of being Manchester United’s No.1 on a long-term basis.

Paul Pogba has told Chelsea he wants to be paid £318,000-a-week. The Blues have lodged a £73 million bid with Juventus for the midfielder, but will need to make him the club’s highest paid player in order to land him ahead of Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are confident of completing a deal for Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng, 26, although the China international will be loaned out for the rest of the season.

But, Jose Mourinho said “I don’t speak about players from other teams” after being questioned about John Stones, Paul Pogba and Zhang Linpeng.

The Blues are exploring deals for Zenit centre-back Ezequiel Garay and Monaco’s Aymen Abdennour after giving up on John Stones. Everton insist the young defender will not be sold, leaving the Blues rushing to find a new target.

Manchester City are set to complete the £55m signing of Kevin de Bruyne over the weekend with the 24-year-old midfielder having sat out German side Wolfsburg’s 3-0 win over Schalke on Friday.

The agent of Alexandre Pato is in London to discuss a transfer to a European club. Tottenham, who have struggled to agree a fee for another striker target, Saido Berahino, are the main club interested in signing the Brazilian.

Everton full-back Seamus Coleman is open to moving to Paris Saint-Germain after the French champions made a surprise move for the defender. PSG’s initial £20m bid was rejected, though, and the Irishman will not try to force through a move. Everton told PSG that not even a bid of £50m will persuade them to sell 26-year-old right-back.

The Toffees are in talks with Borussia Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszczykowski. The Poland international is not getting regular playing time under Thomas Tuchel at the moment and could be willing to move.

West Brom have reportedly agreed a fee for Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans, who is now set for a medical at The Hawthorns.

Celtic have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old, not in the first-team reckoning under Louis van Gaal, is expected to replace Virgil van Dijk and can seal a permanent move for £4m.

Aston Villa are poised to sign defender Joleon Lescott, 33, from West Brom for £2m next week.

The Villans are preparing to make a bid for Club Brugge midfielder Victor Vazquez after he impressed against Manchester United in the Champions League.

Sunderland are set to miss out on Fenerbahce striker Moussa Sow, 29, to UAE side Al Ahli.

Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat has ended his interest in 27-year-old Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman. Advocaat will risk the wrath of Sunderland supporters with a move for ex-Newcastle skipper Kevin Nolan, 33, who is a free agent after being released by West Ham.

Advocaat insists he has no plans to walk away from Sunderland and intends to once again ensure they preserve their Premier League status.

Adrian Ramos is set to leave Borussia Dortmund for Sunderland. The Black Cats have offered a three-year contract.

Juventus is selling youngster Kingsley Coman to Bayern as the Serie A outfit make room for key target Julian Draxler before the summer transfers deadline.

Beşiktas board member Erdan Torunogulları has travelled to England to wrap up a deal for Victor Valdes, with the Manchester United goalkeeper having already agreed personal terms.

Dynamo Kiev’s Younes Belhanda is edging closer to a loan move to Lyon, with the Ligue 1 side able to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

Inter defender Yuto Nagatomo is set to join Leicester City after a £3 million fee with agreed, with the Japan international flying to England to undergo a medical.

Mark Hughes has revealed he would like Jonathan Walters “to stay” at Stoke after the club rejected a new £2million bid from Norwich.

Bournemouth are hoping to sign Jonathan de Guzman from Napoli in a deal worth £5m. The midfielder has turned down the chance to move to Sunderland on loan.

Watford are hoping to make a late move for Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic. The Hornets are hoping to beat Fenerbahce to the winger.

Watford have also joined the race to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini who is set to leave Anfield before the close of the transfer window.

Ipswich Town youngster Harry Clarke has been snapped up by Arsene Wenger and joins the club’s academy.

England manager Roy Hodgson is poised to recall Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, 20, for the Euro 2016 qualifier double-header with San Marino and Switzerland.

Newcastle are still keen on Wolves striker Benik Afobe, 22, after they dropped their interest in 26-year-old QPR forward Charlie Austin.

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Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 25, wants to join Manchester United.

David De Gea is back in first-team training after being dropped amid interest from Real Madrid – but Sergio Romero is set to continue in goal.

United have made a £21.3m for Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia, 29.

Chelsea are worried that Manchester United and Manchester City both want to sign Everton defender John Stones, 21.

Wolfsburg insist they’re yet to receive any offers for Kevin De Bruyne after denying reports Man City had lodged a £50m bid for the player.

Arsenal will turn their attention to PSG striker Edinson Cavani if they fail to sign Karim Benzema, but know it will be difficult to sign the Uruguayan.

Danny Welbeck is set to return to Arsenal in a month following his knee injury. Tottenham have completed the signing of Lyon forward Clinton Njie, announcing the player’s arrival on Saturday.

Spurs expect to complete the £20m signing of West Brom forward Saido Berahino, 22, next week. Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he would like to make some new signings, including a new striker, after Tottenham were held against Stoke.

Liverpool will have to pay £21.3 million for Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic having had an initial £17.7m bid rejected, according to reports in Italy. The Reds have, however, rejected Serie A club Roma’s bid to take Mamadou Sakho on loan for the season.

Liverpool and Tottenham set to miss out on Monaco left-back Layvin Kurzawa, who prefers a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro’s future at Stamford Bridge is in doubt after she missed a key meeting with manager Jose Mourinho and the club’s medical staff.

The Chelsea manager says his players will not reach peak physical condition until September after a tough pre-season.

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe wants to leave the club and move to a team further south.

Sunderland are lining up a move for Nantes centre-back Papy Djilobodji.

Despite competition from Serge Aurier this season, Gregory van der Wiel will stay at PSG. The defender has reportedly agreed a two-year contract extension with the club which will keep him in Paris until 2018.

Roma have submitted a £25 million bid for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

Saint-Etienne are reportedly closing in on a loan deal for Villarreal midfielder Javier Espinosa.

Newcastle are set to bring in winger Florian Thauvin, 22, from Marseille for £12m.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is weighing up a move for Wolves striker Benik Afobe.

West Ham are closing in on a move for Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew thinks the gap is narrowing between the top Premier League sides and the rest of the division.

Liverpool striker Danny Ings, 23, says he received plenty of advice on how to cope with life at Anfield during a round of golf with former striker Robbie Fowler.

Mario Balotelli – widely expected to leave Liverpool before the transfer window shuts on 1 September – posted a cryptic message on Twitter:”Patience and result will arrive soon. Believe me or not!”

His Liverpool team-mate Daniel Sturridge has posted a video on his You tube channel of himself in training in the United States as he moves closer to a return from hip surgery.

Retired United States striker Landon Donovan is still fond of Everton after two loan spells there, greeting their 3-0 win at Southampton – in green kit – with the message:”Don’t care what color kit they wear as long as they keep winning!”

Comedian David Schneider suggested the following tip to cheer up Dick Advocaat: “Sunderland. Get your players to start winning matches by telling them it’s actually April.”

Former Wigan and Blackburn striker Jason Roberts has had his say on Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s criticism of team doctor Eva Carneiro: “Jose has done it again. No one has talked about how Chelsea looked sluggish and poor against Swansea. It’s all about Eva, while Chelsea prepare for Manchester City.”

Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford – on loan at Crystal Palace – says he has an ambition to replace Gary Lineker as the presenter of Match of the Day.

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Goekhan Inler
Goekhan Inler

Adama Traore has joined Aston Villa on a five-year deal for 7.1 million pounds from Barcelona.

Chelsea are set to at last officially announce the signing of Brazilian teenager Kenedy. The 19-year-old, who played in the club’s US tour, has finally secured a work permit and is set to rubberstamp his £6.7 million move to Stamford Bridge.

New footage has emerged in the debate surrounding Eden Hazard, who was seen asking for treatment from Chelsea’s medical staff against Swansea.

FIFA has criticised Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for his treatment of club doctor Dr Eva Carneiro and physiotherapist Jon Fearn. FIFA’s chief medical officer threw his support behind Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro and suggested Jose Mourinho should accept her authority.

Bayern Munich have said Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze will not leave this summer. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “Louis van Gaal is very stubborn, but there is no price for Thomas Muller.”

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal do not know how long Tomas Rosicky will be sidelined for, but revealed Jack Wilshere is “on schedule” to return.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 25, will reject the chance to join Lazio and Sampdoria on loan as he is due a six-figure loyalty bonus if he is still at Anfield when the transfer window closes.

Juventus are considering a move for Liverpool’s Brazil midfielder Lucas, 28, who was omitted from Brendan Rodgers’ match-day squad for last weekend’s game against Stoke. AC Milan are also weighing up a move for the Liverpool midfielder.

Chile midifielder Charles Aranguiz has completed his move to Bayer Leverkusen from Internacional in a deal reported to be worth €12 million plus add-ons.

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, the club’s reserve-team boss, has named his 20-year-old son, Enzo, captain of the team.

Southampton’s 31-year-old defender Jose Fonte, who has been linked with Aston Villa, is not for sale, says Saints boss Ronald Koeman.

The Saints have made an enquiry for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Stoke City have cooled their interest in Dynamo Kiev’s 25-year-old Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko.

The Potter’s new record signing Xherdan Shaqiri has described it as the “perfect decision” to join the club from Inter Milan.

Leicester City have beaten Schalke to the signing of Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler, 31, after agreeing a £3m deal.

Adnan Januzaj is set for a season-long loan move to Sunderland after falling down the pecking order at Manchester United. He will be joined by Liverpool outcast Fabio Borini who is set for his second spell at the Stadium of Light.

Monaco full-back Layvin Kurzawa is set for a move to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. The 22-year-old is keen on a move to Laurent Blanc’s side amid interest from Manchester United, among others.

Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne will not request a transfer, according to the Wolfsburg star’s agent, while Bayern Munich have said they will not bid for the midfielder.

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Roberto Soldado
Roberto Soldado

Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado has passed a medical with Villarreal. The transfer could be announced on Friday.

Clinton N’Jie will sign a five-year contract worth €2.1m (£1.49m) per season with Tottenham. Lyon will receive €14 million (£9.9m) plus another €3m (£2.1m) in bonuses.

Tottenham are ready to listen to offers for defender Federico Fazio. The towering Argentine joined from Sevilla last summer but has failed to impress at White Hart Lane, with Lyon and West Brom among the clubs ready to make a move.

Everton want Dynamo Moscow’s former Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner, 26, as a replacement for the injured Leighton Baines. Toffees manager Roberto Martinez has warned young English players against moving abroad on loan.

Spurs’s Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, and Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez, 27, are two of a dozen strikers West Ham are considering signing.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 26, is on course to return to first-team action before the end of August. Carroll has not played since February because of a knee ligament injury.

The Hammers are in competition with Charlton Athletic to sign Dagenham & Redbridge’s 17-year-old striker Jodi Jones.

Injured West Ham United forward Enner Valencia posted a picture of himself with Ecuador team-mate and Manchester United name sake Antonio Valencia. Enner is expected to be out until November with a damaged leg.
Striker Raul Jimenez left Atletico Madrid to sign with Benfica on Thursday, the Portuguese club confirmed. The Mexican international signed a five-year deal that will tie him to the club until 2020. Jimenez had been rumoured to be headed out on loan to West Ham before the Benfica offer came in.

An enormous billboard, appearing to depict Carlos Tevez scoring the West Ham goal which relegated Sheffield United in 2007, has been placed outside the League One club’s Bramall Lane ground.

Former England defender Phil Neville wants his ex-Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes to follow him into coaching. “He has a fantastic football brain and would be an asset to any club,” tweeted Neville.

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing former Newcastle forward Shola Ameobi, 31, who is a free agent following his release from Crystal Palace.

Swansea boss Garry Monk has admitted his disappointment that his team’s performance at Chelsea last weekend has been overshadowed by other events.

Bournemouth are chasing former Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, 27, with the Cherries offering Napoli a £5.5m fee.

Leighton Baines is set to be sidelined for around three months after undergoing ankle surgery, Everton have announced.

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Arsenal cannot win the Premier League with just Olivier Giroud but can even challenge in Europe with Karim Benzema, according to Thierry Henry.

 

But, Arsene Wenger has brushed off talk of a potential move for Karim Benzema as “just media talk” and hinted a new striker is not on his radar.

 

Atletico Madrid have turned down €200 million (£141m)’s worth of bids by rejecting approaches for Koke, Jan Oblak, Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann this summer.

 

Jorge Mendes is trying to accelerate the negotiations with Real Madrid and Manchester United for David de Gea to close as soon as possible. He is aware that situation is not comfortable for the Spanish goalkeeper.

 

Manchester City will have to pay Wolfsburg’s asking price of £45m if they are to sign 24-year-old attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, according to the Belgium international’s agent.

 

However, Wolfsburg managing director Klaus Allofs says that former Chelsea player De Bruyne has not asked for a transfer.

 

The agent of Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze has hinted the 23-year-old could move to the Premier League during the transfer window, with Arsenal and Manchester United showing interest.

 

Former Leicester midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has joined Olympiakos after reportedly turning down offers from Aston Villa and West Ham.

 

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says he was the original Tinkerman and that even Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola copied him.

 

Jose Mourinho does not believe it is possible to sign elite players from Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid unless the club want to sell them or the players are frustrated.

 

West Ham are attempting to hijack Fiorentina’s bid to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini as they look set to lose out to Benfica in the race to lure Raul Jimenez from Atletico Madrid.

 

Sunderland lead Everton in the chase to sign Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj on loan, though Louis van Gaal wants to wrap up a deal for Barcelona star Pedro before sanctioning the move.

 

Everton are preparing a loan move for 23-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, who was close to a £12m switch to Stoke City before the move fell through.

 

Steven Gerrard may be at LA Galaxy now but Liverpool are still firmly in his thoughts. He posted a picture on Instagram of Liverpool players celebrating along with the message: “I just wanted to wish the Reds the very best of luck for the season ahead, all my ex-team-mates and to the new boys that have signed. I’m sure it’s going to be an exciting one. I will be watching every match over here that I can.”

 

Former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher believes Everton defender and Chelsea target John Stones, 21, should stay at Goodison Park and develop under manager Roberto Martinez.Lazio captain Lucas Biglia has hinted he is open to joining Manchester United after the Red Devils launched a £17.5 million bid to sign him last month.