Latest Football News 

  • Signing Lionel Messi is a dream for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. He tried to persuade the Argentine to join them last summer after Messi was prosecuted for tax fraud, as did Manchester City.
  • Arsenal have held further talks with Lyon about 26-year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette, who would be a club-record £49m signing.

  • The Gunners have made a £44m bid for France international Alexandre Lacazette and his arrival could mean compatriot Olivier Giroud, 30, leaving the club.
  • Lyon have lined up Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz as possible replacements for Lacazette.
  • Paris St-Germain are preparing a bid in excess of £60m for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 29.
  • Manchester United are making progress in their pursuit of 24-year-old striker Alvaro Morata but have yet to agree a fee with Real Madrid.
  • United have received a Renato Sanches transfer boost with Bayern Munich slashing his price-tag from £30.5m to £23million.
  • Wayne Rooney, 31, is struggling to find a new club, with suitors unwilling to meet his transfer fee or salary demands.

  • Bayern Munich want to sign Atletico Madrid’s 23-year-old Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, who is valued at 50m euros (£43m).
  • Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter is a Tottenham transfer target, but Hoffenheim have also made a bid for the 23-year-old.
  • Cologne striker Anthony Modeste’s proposed move to China may fall through as his agent has asked for too much money.
  • Zenit are on the verge of splashing out €70 million for Kostas Manolas and Leandro Paredes as the club looks to pull off a double swoop of the Roma stars.
  • Brazil midfielder Paulinho has revealed that his agent is in talks with Barcelona over a potential move to the Catalan club.
  • Chelsea want Swansea striker Fernando Llorente as a replacement for Michy Batshuayi.

  • Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to undergo a medical at Chelsea next week.
  • The Blues are happy to allow striker Loic Remy to leave for a reduced fee.
  • Manchester City will insist on a buy-back clause in any deal for 20-year-old striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who is a target for West Ham and Leicester City.
  • Juventus have contacted Ivan Perisic’s representatives to see if the player would be keen on a move.

  • Dani Alves has tried to convince Paulo Dybala to join him at Manchester City.
  • Jesus Navas’ return to Sevilla has hit a stumbling block in contract negotiations. The Andalusian side have offered a three-year deal, but the former Manchester City winger’s representatives want a year more.
  • Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente, who spent last season on loan at Alaves, is set for another temporary move away from the Bernabeu, with Real Betis interested. Alaves would also like him for another year.
  • Neymar has talked up a potential move to the Nou Camp for Barcelona transfer target Marco Verratti. He said: “Of course I would like him to come to Barcelona. I would love it, he’s a great player, he’s a footballer of incredible technical quality.”

  • Chelsea will make £2.3m from Mohamed Salah’s move to Liverpool through a sell-on clause negotiated with his former club Roma.
  • Liverpool are plotting a bid for Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe should he prefer a move to England.
  • Tottenham are expected to pay the €30m (£26.2m) asking price Sporting Lisbon have put on midfielder Adrien Silva.
  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman is  plotting a move for Andre Gray as  striker enters final 12 months of  his Burnley deal.
  • Everton’s 23-year-old winger Gerard Deulofeu is a target for Italian side Roma.
  • Stoke City have warned Arsenal not to pursue 24-year-old goalkeeper Jack Butland.
  • Galatasaray have made a bid for Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic. The 22-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 from Croatian side Hajduk Split but has never made a first-team appearance.
  • Manchester United’s 16-year-old midfielder Angel Gomes has been training with retired Salford boxer Jamie Moore as he prepares for the new season at Old Trafford.
  • French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is refusing to return to Crystal Palace for pre-season training under new boss Frank de Boer, claiming he has been “disrespected” by the club.
  • Brighton are the first team to move for Middlesbrough midfielder Stewart Downing, 32, who has been told by Garry Monk he can leave the Riverside.

  • Newcastle are closing on Benfica and Greece midfielder Andreas Samaris in a £17.5m deal.
  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche is planning an £8m raid for Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells.
  • Watford are upset after the FA rejected a work permit for Venezuelan Adalberto Penaranda for a second time.
  • RB Leipzig must “live with the fact they are destroying the dreams” of Emil Forsberg, according to his agent, as the midfielder pushes for a move to Arsenal.
  • Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is still keen to leave the club despite an attempt by new manager Garry Monk to keep him on Teesside.
  • Mike Ashley has sold his Rangers shares to Club 1872 and Julian Wolhardt.
  • Howard Webb will be an interested Bundesliga spectator with his partner Bibiana Steinhausset to make history by becoming the first woman to referee a German top flight game next season
  • West Ham’s Michail Antonio had to book an extra seat on his Las Vegas stag do this month. He was forced to invite a physio along to help him recover from a hamstring problem.
  • Swiss-based analysts have come up with an algorithm to produce estimated player transfer fees. But Swansea City fans won’t be happy – Gylfi Sigurdsson is apparently worth less than half of his club’s price tag.

Manchester City  trio make loan switch to NAC Breda

With their path blocked at the Etihad Stadium, the trio will head to the Netherlands looking to get important minutes under their belt.Manchester City have allowed Thierry Ambrose, Paolo Fernandes and Pablo Mari to link up with NAC Breda on loan for the 2017-18 season.

Ambrose is a 20-year-old forward who was tipped for big things at City before injury stunted his progress.

Fernandes is another exciting prospect, with the 18-year-old having contributed 13 goals and seven assists to the City cause in Premier League 2 and UEFA Youth League competitions last term.

He too will be getting his first taste of senior action in Holland

Mari will be seeking to kick-start his career.

The Spaniard took in time with Girona FC in 2016-17, but was afforded few opportunities.
All three City starlets will be gracing the Dutch top-flight next season after NAC secured promotion back to the big time with a play-off victory over NEC Nijmegen.

Watford  complete the signing of Will Hughes from Derby 

Watford have completed the signing of midfielder Will Hughes from Derby County for £8m on a five-year deal.
The 22-year-old, currently in Poland with the Young Lions Hughes made his Derby debut as a 16-year-old in 2011, and went on to make 190 appearances for the Rams.
He is the first signing made by the Premier League club since Marco  Silva was appointed manager on 27 May.

Huddersfield sign striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto  for club-record fee

Huddersfield have completed the signing of  Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from FC Porto for an undisclosed club-record fee.
The 28-year-old, who has played once for Belgium, joins on a two-year deal with an option for a further season.

Depoitre, who joined Porto from Belgian side Gent in 2016, is the club’s first signing since winning promotion to the Premier League last season.

Depoitre played 13 times for Porto in all competitions last season – including one appearance in the Champions League – scoring twice and providing one assist.

Manager David Wagner described Depoitre as “a proper striker”.

He added: “He scores goals and is a real worker too, so he will fit the ‘Terriers Identity’ very well.

“I am very happy that we have made Laurent our first signing of this summer window.”

During his time at Gent, with whom he won the Belgian league in 2015, he scored 30 goals in 90 matches and was part of the side that reached the Champions League last 16 in 2016.
They broke their previous transfer record last week when they agreed a £10m  deal with Manchester City to sign 26-year-old Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy.

Latest Football News 

  • Manchester United are close to announcing their second signing, believed to be Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. United have dismissed the claims however.
  • Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to signing Ajax’s 16-year-old striker Daishawn Redan.
  • United hold an interest in Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba but there is an acceptance on both sides that a deal will be difficult to complete this summer.
  • Monaco midfielder Fabinho has admitted he would be tempted by a move to Manchester United.

  • Fabinho will draw a transfer fee of at least €45 million.
  • Ousmane Dembele wants to leave Borussia Dortmund following the sacking of manager Thomas Tuchel.
  • Barcelona are prepared to wait to sign Borussia Dortmund sensation Ousmane Dembele. The winger is also a Manchester United  transfer target, but the Catalan giants hope to win his signature after allowing him to develop over two or three seasons in Germany.
  • Arsenal are in danger of breaching Premier League wage control rules if Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, sign new contracts.

  • The Gunners are prepared to pay up to €60 million in order to secure the services of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
  • Barcelona have ended their interest in Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin.
  • Everton are becoming increasingly frustrated at the red tape blocking their capture of Sandro Ramirez.

  • Inter Milan have rejected a bid from Everton for midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
  • Marcelo will consider his future if Cristiano Ronaldo is allowed to leave Real Madrid.
  • Real Madrid have denied reports Jose Mourinho signed a contract with the club before leaving Inter Milan in 2010.
  • Jose Mourinho is hatching a secret plan to bring Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
  • Manchester United’s Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, 27, has phoned manager Jose Mourinho and asked him to push through his move to Juventus with a World Cup on the horizon.
  • Chelsea are closing in on Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

  • Antonio Conte’s side are closing in on a £100m  double swoop for Juventus stars Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro.
  • Serge Gnabry recently joined German champions Bayern Munich, though he may not spend the 2017/18 campaign in Bavaria. It is believed he could be made available for a loan to further his development, with Hoffenheim leading the chase.
  • Juventus are considering a move for Bayern Munich starlet Renato Sanches.
  • The Italian champions are favourites to land versatile Fiorentina attacker Federico Bernardeschi in what would be a controversial transfer between rivals. The Italian is currently representing his country at the European Under-21 Championship but could move at the tournament’s conclusion.

  • Tottenham have contacted Fiorentina regarding a move for their 25-year-old midfielder Matias Vecino.
  • Spurs are also ready to make a £17.5m move for Germany and Schalke under-21 winger Max Meyer.
  • And the North London club are set to hand new five-year deal to England right-back Kieran Trippier. The 26-year-old still has three years left on his current contract.
  • Liverpool have been told Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, will cost £63m if they want to bring him to Anfield this summer.
  • Juventus defender Dani Alves says “everyone knows my admiration for Pep Guardiola” as speculation continues regarding his future.
  • The Turin giants could be at risk of losing 17-year-old forward Moise Kean on a free transfer if the club do not deliver on the fleet of tractors they are said to owe his father.

  • Manchester United are on the verge of their latest summer signing, have agreed to recruit scouting manager Javier Ribalta from Juventus.
  • Paul Pogba has been using his summer break to take a starring role in a new music video for US rap artists Desiigner.
  • United have made a €70 million bid for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos.
  • Tottenham Hotspur are keen on Spanish winger Suso. The AC Milan star enjoyed an exceptional 2016/17 campaign in Italy, and Mauricio Pochettino is now targeting the 23-year-old’s signature. Competition may come from Napoli, however.
  • Marseille are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
  • Kyle Walker remains Manchester City’s top target at right-back despite Dani Alves’ imminent arrival.
  • Sevilla and Napoli both want Celta Vigo full back Jonny Castro.
  • Wesley Sneijder has been linked with a shock move to Bologna.
  • Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore is on the brink of a move to Lyon for £16m having impressed on loan at Ajax last season.
  • Lille right-back Stephane Corchia has emerged as a Watford transfer target. The France international is also sought after by Turkish club Besiktas, however.

  • Huddersfield are set to smash their record transfer fee with an £11.5 million bid for Montpellier striker Steve Mounie. Mounie, 22, scored 15 goals for the Ligue 1 club in 2016-17 and has attracted interest Leicester City, West Brom and West Ham.
  • Watford have turned their attentions to Middlesbrough defender George Friend, 29, after refusing to meet Arsenal’s £15m valuation for Kieran Gibbs, 27.
  • Leeds United have completed the signing of Mateusz Klich from FC Twente on a three-year contract.
  • Premier League newcomers Brighton’s hopes of signing Ingolstadt’s £2m-rated Austria left-back Markus Suttner, 30, have suffered a setback after the German club said they were not prepared to let him go.
  • Newcastle United are poised to sign Eibar’s French defender Florian Lejeune, 26, after activating his 10m euro (£8.78m) release clause.
  • The Toons are currently in talks with Italian side Hellas Verona to sign midfielder Romulo this summer.
  • Burnley are hoping to ward off opposition from Premier League rivals West Brom to land Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor, 23.

  • Stoke chairman Peter Coates insists the club have “no plans to sell” 25-year-old winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.
  • Nottingham Forest striker Apostolos Vellios, 25, is understood to have to returned to Greece to complete a move to Olympiakos.
  • Ronald de Boer believes twin brother Frank will attempt to introduce the playing philosophies of Ajax and Barcelona if he takes over at Crystal Palace.
  • The new wife of Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini posted this picture of their wedding cake.

Rangers make double signing for Mexican duo of Eduardo Herrera and Carlos Pena

​Rangers have secured a double deal after signing Mexico internationals Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera on three-year contracts.

Midfielder Pena joins from Guadalajara, while striker Herrera arrives at Ibrox from fellow Mexican side Pumas.

Thursday’s arrivals take the number of Rangers summer signings to eight, with Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso and Alfredo Morelos among those already brought in by Pedro Caixinha.

Pena has played 19 times for his country and was selected for their 2014 World Cup squad, although he is yet to play outside Mexico at club level.

“I am very happy to become part of this great club that has such great supporters,” Pena told Rangers TV.

“I have been waiting for this move for many years now. I wanted to become part of European football and I hope I will be able to make my own contribution to the team.”

Herrera has been with Pumas since 2007, making 186 appearances and scoring 56 goals.

He played there for six years before being loaned to Santos Laguna, where he first worked under Caixinha.

The 28-year-old was capped for the first time by Mexico in March 2015 and has made nine appearances for his country, scoring three goals in the process.

“I am really happy to be here at such a big club and I am ready to be a part of this project,” said Perrera.

“I didn’t think twice about joining, it is a big club which has a lot of history of winning titles and I think it’s very important for a player to be ambitious and join a club like that.
“Pedro was important because he called me and he told me if I wanted to join him here at Rangers I could.

“I know there is a lot of pressure which comes with playing at a big club like this but I have also played with my national team and with big clubs in Mexico so I am prepared for the task.”

Pena and Herrera follow Bruno Alves, Ryan Jack, Dalcio, Fabio Cardoso, Daniel Candeiasand Alfredo Morelosin moving to Ibrox.