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Real Madrid prioritise Haaland signing
Napoli asking for €99m for Koulibaly
Sheffield United to open talks with Stevens
6 minutes ago 22:46
Sheffield United are ready to open contract talks with left-back Enda Stevens, Football Insider claims.
The 29-year-old is contracted to the club until 2022 but they are eager to tie him to a longer stay and will start negotiations soon.
Koulibaly will replace Thiago Silva at PSG
45 minutes ago 22:07
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is on Paris Saint-Germain's shortlist of candidates to replace Thiago Silva, it was reported on Canal+.
The Brazil centre-back will leave the French outfit at the end of the season when his contract expires and they are on the lookout for his successor.
Koulibaly is at the top of the list and he seems eager to make the move as he has already bought an apartment in Paris.
Southampton want Walker-Peters on permanent deal
1 hour ago 21:33
Southampton will open talks with Tottenham over a permanent deal for Kyle Walker-Peters, Football Insider claims.
He has made only one Premier League appearance since joining them on loan in January, but the Saints are eager to land him for the long-term.
‘Arsenal board must back Arteta in transfer market’
1 hour ago 21:00
Mikel Arteta needs his board to make money available in the summer, says Martin Keown, with the Gunners requiring fresh faces and a signature from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a new contract.
The Spaniard is considered to have righted some of the wrongs that cost a fellow countryman Unai Emery his job, but Arsenal remain a work in progress.
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Barca to decide between Martinez and Werner
2 hours ago 20:30
Barcelona have identified Lautaro Martinez and Timo Werner as their prime striking targets this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalan giants have been linked with a host of forward players in recent weeks but it seems Inter forward Martinez and Leipzig striker Werner are top of their list.
The final decision is likely to come down to cost, with Martinez valued at around €111m (£95m/$122m) while Werner has a release clause worth less than half that at €60 million (£51m/$66m).
‘Grealish departure now a case of when, not if'
2 hours ago 20:00
Jack Grealish leaving Aston Villa is now a case of “when, not if”, says Emile Heskey, with the Manchester United-linked midfielder considered to be good enough “to play at the top four clubs”.
A move to Old Trafford has long been mooted, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still in the market for added creativity, but any number of Premier League heavyweights could join the scramble for his signature.
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Spurs to revive Hojbjerg interest
3 hours ago 19:30
Tottenham are set to revive their interest in Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer, according to Football Insider.
Jose Mourinho's side considered a move for the Denmark international in January but Southampton did not want to let him leave mid-season.
However, the London club are still interested in the 24-year-old and are ready to test the Saints' resolve at the end of the campaign.
DC United sign Sorga
3 hours ago 19:05
DC United have confirmed the signing of Estonian striker Erik Sorga.
The 20-year-old left FC Flora in his homeland to join United's affiliate club Loudoun United last month, but has made the switch to the Washington outfit on a permanent deal.
Barcelona to decide between Werner or Lautaro
4 hours ago 18:35
Barcelona are considering whether to make a move for Timo Werner or Lautaro Martinez in the summer, Mundo Deportivo reports.
The Catalan side have shown interest in both strikers, but the RB Leipzig star is expected to cost around half of what Inter will demand for Martinez and has proved deadly in front of goal in Germany.
RB Leipzig expect to get aroud €60 million (£52m/$66m) for Werner, whereas Lautaro will be €111m (£95m/$122m).
Arsenal urged to tie Aubameyang to new contract
4 hours ago 18:16
John Hartson says it is important Arsenalconvince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new contract.
The Gabon international's deal expires at the end of the season and the club are trying to tie him to a new deal.
And Hartson believes the striker still has a few years at the top of the game left in him and believes the Gunners must act.
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AC Milan make Ibrahimovic contract decision
5 hours ago 17:51
AC Milan will extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract, Tuttosport reports.
The Sweden international has made an impact at San Siro since his return to Milan in January.
His contract expires at the end of the season, but the Milan chiefs have decided they want him to stay and will trigger an option to add another year to his deal.
Roma and AC Milan watch Rangers left-back
5 hours ago 17:25
Roma and AC Milan are keeping an eye on Rangers defender Borna Barisic, The Herald claims.
The left-back helped the Scottish side progress in the Europa League this week as they beat Portuguese outfit SportingBraga.
The Serie A sides had scouts in the stands watching Barisic, whose contract at Rangers runs until 2024.
Cantwell asking price set at £30m
5 hours ago 17:00
Liverpool target Todd Cantwell is valued at £30 million by Norwich, claims The Athletic.
The Canaries midfielder is being linked with a summer move away from Premier League strugglers, but any suitors will need to dig deep in order to get a deal done.
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Raul Jimenez ‘open to everything’ on transfer front
6 hours ago 16:41
Raul Jimenez is “open to everything” when it comes to his future, with the Mexico international having seen his performances for Wolves attract attention from afar.
The 28-year-old frontman has been linked with Manchester United and a return to Spain.
Here is what he has had to say on his future.
Higuain set for contract talks at Juventus
6 hours ago 16:20
Juventus are planning to hold contract extension talks with Gonzalo Higuain, according to Calciomercato.
The Argentine striker, who was loaned out by the Bianconeri last season, is currently tied to terms until 2021 in Turin.
Zidane shrugs off transfer talk
6 hours ago 16:00
Zinedine Zidane is yet to turn his attention towards the summer transfer market at Real Madrid.
He told reporters when quizzed on links to high-profile figures ahead of a Clasico clash with Barcelona on Sunday: "I'm focused on now."
Man Utd still pursuing Maddison
7 hours ago 15:40
Manchester United remain in the hunt for Leicester playmaker James Maddison, according to The Athletic.
The Red Devils are finding it difficult to land the England international as he will not push for a move, but they are hoping to secure his services in the summer.
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Will Kepa stay at Chelsea?
7 hours ago 15:20
Kepa relationship 'fine' but I can't keep everyone happy - Lampard
West Ham's Baker-Boaitey attracting interest from Barca & PSG
7 hours ago 14:59
West Ham youngster Benicio Baker-Boaitey is the subject of interest from both Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain - according to the Daily Mail.
RB Leipzig are also thought to be keen on the 16-year-old, who is capable of operating as a winger on either side of the pitch.
Poyet questions Chelsea over lack of January signings
8 hours ago 14:29
Chelsea have found “plenty of quality” in Hakim Ziyech, says Gus Poyet, but it is was “strange” to see the Blues fail to add in January after working so hard to get a transfer ban lifted.
Frank Lampard took the reins at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2019 aware that he was working under the constraints of a two-window embargo.
Those sanctions were eventually cut in half, freeing the west London outfit to bolster their ranks over the window.
Read the full story on Goal.
Real Madrid plot €60m move for Camavinga
8 hours ago 13:59
Real Madrid are considering a summer approach for Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga - according to Don Balon.
The Blancos are prepared to pay up to €60 million (£52m/$66m) for the 17-year-old, who is also attracting interest from Barcelona.
Camavinga has racked up 23 Ligue 1appearances for Rennes this season, scoring once.
Liverpool face competition from Everton for Cakir
9 hours ago 13:29
Everton are prepared to do battle with Liverpool in the transfer market for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir - according to Turkish Football.
Sheffield United and Southampton are also interested in the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at around €30 million (£26m/$33m).
Cakir has racked up 21 Turkish Super Lig appearances for Trabzonspor this season.
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Reginald Ray appointed as new Le Mans head coach
9 hours ago 12:59
🚨 #Communiqué Réginald Ray nouvel entraîneur 👉 https://t.co/A81ckFrWOi
Bienvenue Coach !#AllezLEMANSFC 🔴🟡 pic.twitter.com/3kQ4p99ec0
— LE MANS FC (@LEMANSFC) February 29, 2020
Europa League exit set to ruin Arsenal's transfer plans
10 hours ago 12:29
Arsenal's round of 32 Europa League exit at the hands of Olympiacos may scupper their chances of landing top transfer targets this summer - according to The Sun.
The Gunners could find themselves £60 million ($77m) out of pocket when the market reopens, with the club set to earn just £15 million ($19m) from UEFA for their exploits in the competition this season.
Arsenal may now have to cool their interest in Gent forward Jonathan David, RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, and Bayer Leverkusen's Jonathan Tah, with Mikel Arteta likely to be short on funds.
Valencia eye Thauvin as Torres replacement
10 hours ago 11:59
Valencia want to bring in Marseillewinger Florian Thauvin on a free transfer this summer - according to Calcio Mercato.
The Spanish giants see the 27-year-old as the ideal replacement for Ferran Torres, who is attracting attention from a number of top clubs across Europe.
Thauvin's current deal at Marseille is due to expire in June, and the midfielder has yet to be offered an extension.
Saravia joins Internacional on loan from Porto
11 hours ago 11:29
📝🇦🇹Inter acerta contratação do lateral Renzo Saravia 👉 https://t.co/HsS0Nd8kyY#VamoInterpic.twitter.com/mkvEi0Kcbl
— Sport Club Internacional (@SCInternacional) February 28, 2020
Real Madrid prioritise Haaland signing
11 hours ago 10:59
Blancos set to go all out for BVB striker
Real Madrid have identified Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland as their number one summer transfer target - according to Marca.
The Blancos enjoy a good relationship with the German giants, and are confident of negotiating a deal for the 19-year-old when the market reopens.
If Dortmund are open to selling Haaland, Madrid may be willing to allow Achraf Hakimi to move to Westfalenstadion permanently in return at the end of his loan spell.
Madrid are also interested in RB Leipzig's Timo Werner and Inter forward Lautaro Martinez, but Haaland is their first choice to inherit number nine duties at Santiago Bernabeu.
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Grealish could do so much better than Man Utd - Agbonlahor
12 hours ago 10:29
Jack Grealish "could walk into any team in the world", according to Gabby Agbonlahor, who is not certain that Manchester United would be the best next destination for the Aston Villa talisman.
A number of top clubs have been alerted to Grealish's unique talents this season, including the Red Devils, who are reportedly planning a £60 million ($77m) swoop for his signature when the transfer market reopens.
Agbonlahor believes his old team-mate should be aiming higher than a move to Old Trafford, however, with it his belief that Grealish should focus on elite teams playing Champions League football such as Barcelona and Juventus.
Read the full story on Goal.
Napoli close in on Fiorentina captain Pezzella
12 hours ago 09:59
Fiorentina defender German Pezzella has emerged as a transfer target for Napoli - according to Calcio Mercato.
The 28-year-old has already agreed terms with the Partenopei, but the two clubs have yet to negotiate a final fee.
Pezzella has racked up 23 appearances across all competitions for Fiorentina this term, scoring twice.
Lazo reject West Ham approach for Caicedo
13 hours ago 09:29
West Ham have seen an approach for Lazio striker Felipe Caicedo turned down - according to Calcio Mercato.
The Italian club have made it clear that the 31-year-old is not for sale, forcing the Hammers to look at alternative summer targets.
Caicedo has scored eight goals in 20 Serie A outings for Lazio in 2019-20.
Man City's Gabriel Jesus emerges on Juve's radar
13 hours ago 08:59
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is the subject of interest from Juventus - according to Calcio Mercato.
Bianconeri sporting director Fabio Paratici has undertaken several scouting missions to witness the 22-year-old's talents up close, and a summer swoop is now under consideration.
Jesus has scored 18 goals in 36 matches across all competitions for City this season.
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Atletico keeping tabs on Willian
14 hours ago 08:29
Atletico Madrid are monitoring Willian's situation at Chelsea - according to Tuttomercatoweb.
Diego Simeone wants to bring in the Brazilian on a free transfer if the Blues are unable to tie the midfielder down to a contract extension.
Willian's current deal expires in June, with Barcelona and Tottenham also thought to be interested in his services.
Suarez tells Barca to go after Lautaro Martinez
14 hours ago 08:00
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez would welcome Lautaro Martinez's arrival at Camp Nou, claiming he has been pushing for fresh blood up front for the past two years.
The Inter star's name has been repeatedly linked with the Blaugrana in recent months, thanks to his stellar form alongside Romelu Lukaku.
Martinez has netted 16 times in 30 games in all competitions so far in 2019-20, his first full season as a starter at San Siro after playing second fiddle to Mauro Icardi last term.
Far from being threatened by the hypothetical presence of a fellow No. 9, however, Suarez believes that it is a move that should have been made long ago.
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How Mourinho talked Alderweireld out of Spurs exit
15 hours ago 07:30
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld admits that his U-turn over leaving Spurs was down to the presence of Jose Mourinho - whom he hailed as an "unbelievable man-manager".
Alderweireld's contract was due to expire at the end of the 2019-20 season and, with Mauricio Pochettino still at the helm, there seemed to be little prospect of the Belgium international staying on.
Pochettino's sacking at the end of 2019, however, opened the door for Mourinho to take over, which proved a turning point for the defender.
He used the example of a madcap dash through Europe after the birth of his son in order to be available for Spurs' clash against Aston Villa in February as proof of the 'Special One's' unique motivational skills.
Read more here!
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Oldham risk falling into administration
15 hours ago 07:00
Oldham Athletic look set to face administration after a former director called in his debts, reports the Sun.
Simon Blitz wants repayment of £500,000, with the club already facing a winding-up order from revenue services over an unpaid £70,000 tax bill.
Players have been warned they will receive their salaries late, as Oldham totter on the brink of financial ruin.
Grealish could do 'much better' than Man Utd
16 hours ago 06:30
Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has been urged to ignore interest from Manchester United and hold out for one of Europe's top clubs.
“I am not just saying this as I have played with him, but I honestly think he is the best attacking midfield option that England have got at this current time," former Villa man Gabriel Agbonlahor told the Sun of his ex-team-mate.
“That is why, when people say Grealish to Manchester United, he could do so much better than that.
“He could walk into any team in the world, even Barcelona or Juventus."
Bayern target Sane 'confident' after making return
16 hours ago 06:00
Manchester City star Leroy Sane said he is feeling confident after stepping up his injury comeback via the club's Under-23 team in a boost for Pep Guardiola.
Sane had been sidelined since suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage in the Community Shield clash against Liverpool in August but the rumoured Bayern Munich target returned on Friday.
The 24-year-old Germany international winger played 57 minutes as City defeated Arsenal 4-2 in the U23 clash at the Emirates Stadium - a game that would have been of interest in Bavaria as well as his current club.
Read more here!
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Forsberg agent leaves door open for Spurs move
17 hours ago 05:30
The agent of RB Leipzig's Emil Forsberg has declined to rule out a possible summer move to Tottenham.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho had glowing praise for Forsberg after his side's defeat to Leipzig in the Champions League, expressing his astonishment that such a talent was seated on the bench.
And when asked about a possible London move, Hasan Cetinkaya told Expressen: "I can only say: you will all soon see what happens with Emil Forsberg."
River Plate audition for Crespo?
18 hours ago 04:30
Hernan Crespo returns to River Plate hoping to spoil his former club's title party - but could he also be auditioning for the top Millo job?
A favourite at River during his playing days, the former forward is now finding his feet in coaching at Defensa y Justicia.
Early results have been encouraging for Crespo, who would almost certainly find his name included in speculation over Marcelo Gallardo's when the long-time River boss steps down.
Read more here!
West Ham could sell £2m Holland
19 hours ago 03:30
West Ham United are willing to accept a cut-price sale for young star Nathan Holland, claims Football Insider.
The 21-year-old was allowed to leave on loan to Oxford after failing to break through this season and could leave for as little as £2 million.
Leicester close on Lusamba
20 hours ago 02:30
Leicester City are nearing an agreement with Arnaud Lusamba, reports the Daily Mail.
The Nice midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and has been free to talk with foreign clubs.
Lampard frustrated with Willian's contract comments
22 hours ago 00:50
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says that the timing wasn't “ideal” on Willian's interview about his contract situation.
The winger gave an interview to the Brazilian media this week revealing that he could leave the Blues at the end of the season.
But Lampard insists that no decisions have been made on his Chelsea players' future yet.
Read the full story on Goal!
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Longstaff brothers set for contract talks
22 hours ago 00:50
Newcastle are set to open contract talks with both Matty and Sean Longstaff, in the hope of tying the pair to new long-term deals at the club.
Matty's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, while Sean has attracted interest from Manchester United, who could make a move for the midfielder this summer.
And according to The Shields Gazette, a meeting will take place at the club next week to discuss their respective futures at St James' Park.
Mourinho to balance squad with summer signings
22 hours ago 00:40
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho will look to balance his squad with summer signings, reports Football.London.
The Portguese boss says he will build a better squad for next season by bringing in players who can help the club deal any injuries that may happen throughout the campaign.
Forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min are both out of action for the north London side, and Mourinho wants to recruit this summer in order to avoid a similar situation.
Silas set for Sporting exit
22 hours ago 00:20
Sporting Lisbon manager Jorge Silas looks set to depart the club in the coming days, reports Desporto.
The Portuguese outfit crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday after an extra time loss to Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, having already been eliminated from both domestic cups earlier this season.
With just the league to play for, Silas could be removed from his position before Tuesday's encounter with Famalicao.
Napoli asking for €99m for Koulibaly
22 hours ago 00:10
Barca and Real Madrid also linked with defender
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has set Kalidou Koulibaly's price tag at €99m (£85m/$109m), amid interest from both Manchester United and PSG, reports the Mail Online.
The Senegal defender is wanted by several top sides across Europe, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City all interested in the 28-year-old.

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