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Mbappe offered €225million deal to reject Real Madrid
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Mbappe offered €225million deal to reject Real Madrid

PSG are offering Kylian Mbappe a deal worth a stunning €225million to snub a move to Real Madrid. Mbappe is into the final months of his current contract with the Ligue 1 giants. The 22-year-old remains a top target for Madrid’s President, Florentino Perez. Perez tried to land Mbappe in the summer and saw two huge bids ignored by PSG. He is now willing to try again for the France forward in January. At the moment, Mbappe has not shown a willingness to agree fresh terms with PSG. Okdiario’s football chief Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito, revealed: “They will give him 45 million net per season, which amounts to 225 million.” If he accepts the deal, Mbappé would become the highest paid player above Lionel Messi or Neymar.
Liverpool wonderkid Gordon signs first professional contract at Anfield
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Liverpool wonderkid Gordon signs first professional contract at Anfield

The winger, who turned 17 earlier this month, has put pen to paper on his first senior deal after making a big impression on Merseyside Liverpool wonderkid Kaide Gordon has signed his first professional contract with the club. The winger, who made his senior Reds debut in the Carabao Cup win at Norwich last month, has committed his future after celebrating his 17th birthday earlier this week. Gordon moved to Anfield from Championship club Derby back in January, and is tipped as a star of the future having impressed as part of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad during their pre-season training camps in Austria and France.  
Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil
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Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil

The midfielder, who is spending the season at Flamengo, could be punished after failing to complete a full self-isolation period Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira is facing a six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil. Pereira has spent the last seven years of his career on United's books, having initially graduated to their senior squad as a teenager back in 2014. The Brazilian has never been a regular in the Red Devils' starting XI, though, and was sent out on loan for the fourth time as Flamengo arranged a deal for the midfielder in the summer transfer window, but it has been claimed that he broke Covid-19 protocols upon his return to his homeland.
Werner cancelled Bayern Munich move in 2019 after learning club leadership didn’t want him
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Werner cancelled Bayern Munich move in 2019 after learning club leadership didn’t want him

The striker was set to join the Bundesliga giants but pushed to have the deal annulled Timo Werner signed a pre-contract agreement with Bayern Munich in 2019 before he insisted the deal be cancelled after learning he wasn't wanted by senior Bayern figures, Goal and SPOX can confirm. Werner, then with RB Leipzig, was on a contract that expired in 2020, and was eyeing a move away as a free agent. But the forward learned that then-Bayern manager Niko Kovac and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic were not keen on his services, causing him to tell his agent Karl-Heinz Forster to cancel the deal.  
Iheanacho: Why Leicester City star failed at Manchester City – Amuneke
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Iheanacho: Why Leicester City star failed at Manchester City – Amuneke

The football icon has disclosed why the striker failed to shine at the Etihad Stadium, while giving him tips on how to continue his impressive form Emmanuel Amuneke has suggested why Kelechi Iheanacho failed to shine during his spell at Manchester City. Following his exploits at the 2013 U-17 World Cup - where led Nigeria to a fourth title and walked home with the Golden Ball and Silver Boot – the striker was signed by the Citizens on a five-year deal. However, he struggled to break into Pep Guardiola’s star-studded team which led to his move to Leicester City in 2017 for a reported £25 million fee  
Official: Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu extends Racing Genk contract until 2024
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Official: Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu extends Racing Genk contract until 2024

Belgian First Division A side, Racing Genk have announced that Paul Onuachu has signed a new deal. The Nigerian has agreed a one-year contract extension and he's now tied to the Limburg club until the summer of 2024. Onuachu has been rewarded with a new lucrative deal less than a week after scoring his 50th goal for Racing Genk, against Rapid Vienna in the opening round of matches in the UEFA Europa League. The 27-year-old made it 51 goals in 79 appearances after coming off the bench to net another winner in a league match against Sint-Truidense VV at the weekend. He has been a success since joining Racing Genk from FC Midtjylland in August 2019 for a fee of six million euros. Last season, Onuachu mustered 33 goals in the Belgian First Division A, a feat that earned him th...
‘Turin is still in his heart’ – Raiola claims Pogba could make sensational Juventus return
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‘Turin is still in his heart’ – Raiola claims Pogba could make sensational Juventus return

  The Manchester United star was a leading figure for the Old Lady between 2012 and 2016 Mino Raiola has claimed his client Paul Pogba could make a sensational return to Juventus in the summer. Pogba's contract with Manchester United is set to expire at the end of the season and the star midfielder has yet to agree terms on a new deal. His agent said that he could return to Juve, where he starred between 2012 and 2016.      
Serie A: Cagliari appoint Walter Mazzarri as coach
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Serie A: Cagliari appoint Walter Mazzarri as coach

Cagliari named Walter Mazzarri as their new coach on Wednesday following the sacking of Leonardo Semplici three matches into the new Serie A season. In a statement, Cagliari said that former Napoli and Inter Milan coach Mazzarri had signed a deal until the end of June 2024. Semplici was dismissed after Cagliari lost 3-2 at home to Genoa on Sunday, leaving them 17th in Italy’s top-flight with just a point from their three opening league matches. They face a daunting trip to Lazio on Sunday as Maurizio Sarri’s side try to bounce back from losing 2-0 at AC Milan at the weekend. Mazzarri had been out of the game since being sacked by Torino in February last year. The 59-year-old’s best period came during his four seasons at Napoli between 2009 and 2013, where he won the 2012 I...
Dybala reveals upcoming Juventus contract talks after Malmo win
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Dybala reveals upcoming Juventus contract talks after Malmo win

The Argentine's current deal expires at the end of the year, but his club is prepared to make him their central figure in Turin Paulo Dybala revealed that he is expecting to resume negotiations with Juventus over a new contract after leading the Italian giants to a comfortable Champions League win on Tuesday. The Argentine netted from the penalty spot during a 3-0 victory over Malmo, with Alex Sandro and Alvaro Morata joining him on the score-sheet. It was a welcome return to form the Juve, who have struggled to impress so far in Serie A following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘Lingard holds the cards’ – Man Utd star could still join West Ham in January, hints Pearce
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‘Lingard holds the cards’ – Man Utd star could still join West Ham in January, hints Pearce

  The Hammers assistant coach has expressed his belief that the midfielder is "too good a player to be sat on the outside" at Old Trafford Stuart Pearce has hinted that Jesse Lingard could still join West Ham in January, claiming the Manchester United star "holds all the cards". Lingard returned to United in June after a successful six-month loan spell at West Ham, where he scored nine goals in 16 Premier League games to help David Moyes' side qualify for the Europa League. Moyes openly admitted that the Hammers were eager to sign the 28-year-old on a permanent deal, but they failed to do so before the summer deadline, and his assistant has suggested that the midfielder made the wrong choice over his future.      
Real reason Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus revealed
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Real reason Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus revealed

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has provided the real reason Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for Manchester United. The UFC icon said Ronaldo told him he was ‘bored’ at the Italian giants in a conversation they had before the Portugal captain moved back to Manchester United. The 36-year-old former Real Madrid attacker re-signed for the Red Devils last week, signing a two-year deal and could make his second debut this weekend against Newcastle. Khabib claimed the move did not come as a surprise to him due to a chat he had with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner earlier in the summer. “A month ago, he told me that he was moving to Manchester United,” he told reporters at the New Knowledge Marathon in Moscow. “I expected this deal to tak...
Onana: Ajax ready to allow Inter Milan target to leave for free next summer
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Onana: Ajax ready to allow Inter Milan target to leave for free next summer

The Cameroon goalkeeper could not secure a move in the just-concluded window and he rejected an offer to continue his career at the Johan Cruyff Arena Ajax director of football, Marc Overmars said they are ready to release Andre Onana for free in July 2022 if no decent transfer offer is submitted in the winter transfer window. Onana has entered the final year of his contract with the Sons of the Gods and he has rejected their offer for an extension. During the just-concluded summer transfer window, the Cameroon international was a subject of interest from Arsenal and Inter Milan but the two clubs could not find an agreement with Ajax for a deal.
Eintracht accuse Lazio of forgetting the letter ‘K’ in Kostic transfer offer while denying sending a fake email address
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Eintracht accuse Lazio of forgetting the letter ‘K’ in Kostic transfer offer while denying sending a fake email address

The German club have hit back at reports that they deliberately tried to prevent the Italian outfit from finalising a deal for the winger Eintracht Frankfurt have accused Lazio of forgetting the letter 'K' in their transfer offer for Filip Kostic, while also denying sending a fake email address during negotiations between the two clubs. Goal reported back in June that Lazio had joined Inter and Roma in the race to sign Kostic, who had been made available for a permanent transfer at a price of €25 million (£21m/$30m). Lazio continued pushing for the Serbia international's signature right up until the August 31 deadline, but it has been reported that their final bid was never received by Eintracht.
Ilaix Moriba joins RB Leipzig in €16m transfer from Barcelona
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Ilaix Moriba joins RB Leipzig in €16m transfer from Barcelona

The Catalan giants have cashed in on the youngster after he failed to reach an agreement over a new contract RB Leipzig have completed a deal to sign Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba. The deal for the 18-year-old is worth an initial €16 million (£13m/$19m), but could rise to €22m (£19m/$26m) with bonuses. Barcelona will also retain a 10 per cent sell-on fee. The teenager has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, with the option of an extra year.
Newcastle sign Santiago Munoz in striking similarity to film
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Newcastle sign Santiago Munoz in striking similarity to film

The Magpies have announced the arrival of the Santos Laguna teenager, in a peculiar case of fact almost echoing fiction Newcastle United have confirmed the capture of Mexico youth international Santiago Munoz on an 18-month loan move, in a deal that bears a striking similarity to key elements of the film "Goal!." The Magpies have announced the arrival of the Santos Laguna teenager on a contract that will run through the middle of the 2022-23 season, with a view to a permanent switch. But it is the peculiar, fact-imitating-fiction nature of the transfer that has raised eyebrows following the news of the 19-year-old's arrival on Tyneside.
Phillips signs new four-year Liverpool contract after deadline-day transfer fails to materialise
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Phillips signs new four-year Liverpool contract after deadline-day transfer fails to materialise

The 24-year-old had been tipped to leave the Reds this summer, but despite interest from PSV and Anderlecht, he will now remain at Anfield Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has become the latest player to sign a new contract, agreeing a deal that will keep him with the club until 2025. The 24-year-old had looked set to leave Anfield before the end of the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs across Europe making enquiries. They included Dutch giants PSV and Belgian outfit Anderlecht, as well as at least two Premier League clubs, but with Rhys Williams set to join Swansea on a season-long loan, Phillips will now remain on Merseyside as centre-back cover.
West Ham complete €30m signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic
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West Ham complete €30m signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic

The Croatia international, who previously played in the Premier League at Everton, has signed a long-term deal at the London Stadium West Ham have completed the signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic for a reported €30 million (£26m/$35m) fee. Vlasic has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the London Stadium, bringing to an end his three-year stint in Russia with CSKA. The 23-year-old has become the Hammers' third major signing of the summer after Kurt Zouma and Alphonse Areola, with David Moyes adding another No.10 to his ranks as he bids to improve on their sixth-place Premier League finish in 2020-21.
Glody Likonza: Standard Liege sign Tout Puissant Mazembe midfielder on loan
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Glody Likonza: Standard Liege sign Tout Puissant Mazembe midfielder on loan

The Belgian heavyweights will assess the midfielder during his stay in the team with an option for a permanent deal Standard Liege have confirmed a loan move, for the Democratic Republic of Congo midfielder Glody Likonza. The attacking midfielder has been playing for Tout Puissant Mazembe, and after impressing during the trials, the Belgian outfit has opted to sign him on loan but with an option to buy him. The latter have confirmed the latest development for the Congolese. "Standard Liege, TP Mazembe and Glody Likonza have reached an agreement," the club revealed through their official website.
Real Madrid Sign Eduardo Camavinga
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Real Madrid Sign Eduardo Camavinga

Real Madrid are close to completing a deal for Rennes midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga. The LaLiga side will sign Camavinga on a five-year deal for €30million, ESPN reports. Camavinga, who has one year left on his current contract with the Ligue 1 club, will undergo his medical on Tuesday. Rennes didn’t want to see the 18-year-old leave as a free agent next summer and are said to be satisfied with the deal. The transfer is expected to be made official on Tuesday. Madrid have been following Camavinga for several seasons, with former manager, Zinedine Zidane a longtime admirer of the player who made his Ligue 1 debut as 16-year-old. He will be expected to eventually replace Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in Real’s midfield.
Real Madrid in advanced talks with Rennes for €30m Camavinga transfer
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Real Madrid in advanced talks with Rennes for €30m Camavinga transfer

The France international has been linked with a move all summer and a deal could finally be agreed just before the deadline Real Madrid are in advanced talks with Rennes over a €30 million (£26m/$35m) deal for highly-rated teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, Goal understands. Los Blancos have turned their attentions to sealing a late move for the 18-year-old after pulling out of negotiations for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe. The midfielder is now set to have a medical before sealing a deadline day transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu on a five-year deal.
Barcelona’s Emerson Royal set for Tottenham move in £26m deal
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Barcelona’s Emerson Royal set for Tottenham move in £26m deal

The Brazil international is closing in on a move to the north London club before the deadline Tottenham are set to sign Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal in deal that could be worth up to £26m ($35m),  Goal understands. The north London club will pay an initial £21m for the 22-year-old, with £4-6m due in add-ons and bonuses. The Brazil international, who has spent last two-and-a-half seasons on loan at Real Betis, will sign a five-year contract with the Premier League side.  
Chelsea defender Christensen close to new four-year contract
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Chelsea defender Christensen close to new four-year contract

The Blues centre-back has found a breakthrough in his talks with the west London club and is set to extend his deal Chelsea have agreed a new four-year contract with Andreas Christensen, which includes a club option to keep him for an extra year beyond that. The 25-year-old's current deal was set to expire in less than a year and had he failed to agree with Chelsea, he would likely have left the west London club. However, after two months of talks, the Denmark international has finally come to terms with the Stamford Bridge outfit over a new deal which will see him increase his salary.
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Cristiano Ronaldo bids farewell to Juventus after joining Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has posted an emotional farewell to Juventus supporters after leaving the club. Manchester United have agreed to re-sign Ronaldo in a £19.4million deal, with his three-year spell at Juventus coming to an end. On Instagram Ronaldo posted a video of some of his most memorable moments in a Juventus shirt which was accompanied by a message. Ronaldo wrote: 'Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. 'I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I'll always love the city of Turin until my final days. The 'tifosi bianconeri' always respected me and I tried to thank that respect by fighting for them in every game, every season, every competition. 'In the end, we can all look back and realize that we achiev...
‘It’s not business for the future’ – Liverpool boss Klopp takes aim over Ronaldo’s potential transfer
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‘It’s not business for the future’ – Liverpool boss Klopp takes aim over Ronaldo’s potential transfer

The Reds manager is watching with interest as the Portugal legend edges ever closer to a dramatic Premier League return Jurgen Klopp has had his say on Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential move, insisting it will not affect Liverpool’s chances of success this season. Ronaldo, 36, is edging closer to a dramatic return to the Premier League, having informed his current club, Juventus, of his desire to leave this week. City appeared to be favourites to land the Portugal legend, having failed in their summer-long efforts to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, but that deal has now collapsed.  
Roger Assale: Werder Bremen sign Dijon forward on loan
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Roger Assale: Werder Bremen sign Dijon forward on loan

The 27-year-old midfielder has agreed to join the German side who were relegated from Bundesliga last season Werder Bremen have confirmed the signing of Ivory Coast striker Roger Assale from French Ligue 2 club Dijon. Bremen, who were relegated last season from the Bundesliga, confirmed the arrival of the 27-year-old striker and revealed he will join on loan but with an option to buy him on a permanent deal. “Werder Bremen have signed another attacking player – Roger Assale has joined the club on loan with an option to buy from French Ligue 2 Dijon,” the club’s sporting director Frank Baumann told the official website on Friday.  
Chelsea agree deal to sell Zouma to Premier League rivals
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Chelsea agree deal to sell Zouma to Premier League rivals

Chelsea have agreed a £25.6 million deal to sell Kurt Zouma to West Ham, according to reports in France, according to RMC. Zouma is standing in the way of Chelsea completing the signing of Jules Kounde from. Zouma prefers to join a club in the Premier League with both Tottenham and West Ham showing interest. However, the Hammers seem to have won the race and are currently on.the verge of finalising a deal for the Frenchman after a breakthrough in talks. RMC Sport and Telefoot, report that both clubs have agreed and signed the deal while the player’s personal terms are close to being finalised. The Frenchman is set to sign a five-year contract with West Ham. This is after the Hammers had initially refused to meet Zouma’s £120,000-a-week wage demand. But Chelsea and the clu...
Liverpool approve £9.5m Shaqiri sale to Lyon
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Liverpool approve £9.5m Shaqiri sale to Lyon

The winger will head to Ligue 1 after lengthy negotiations reached a conclusion Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is joining Lyon in a £9.5 million ($13m) deal, Goal understands. The clubs have agreed a fee for the 29-year-old and Lyon confirmed on Sunday that he will have a medical on Monday before finalising the transfer. Personal terms are already agreed and it is understood Shaqiri will sign a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 club.
Bailly: Manchester United can win trophies with new signings Varane and Sancho
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Bailly: Manchester United can win trophies with new signings Varane and Sancho

The Ivory Coast international is excited about the new faces in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team as they hope to win a trophy this season Eric Bailly believes Manchester United are strong enough to challenge for trophies this season after the addition of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho. Varane signed a five-year deal with the Red Devils last Saturday and Sancho completed a permanent move from Borussia Dortmund to Old Trafford earlier this summer. Varane’s arrival is expected to provide more competition in the defence, however, Bailly is unfazed by his arrival as he hopes to enjoy an injury-free season.
Man Utd confirm Pereira loan to Flamengo
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Man Utd confirm Pereira loan to Flamengo

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder is one of a handful of Red Devils players who could leave the club before the transfer deadline Manchester United have announced a deal with Flamengo for Andreas Pereira to go on loan for the 2021-22 season. Goal learned earlier this week that an agreement had been reached between United and the Brazilian side for the 25-year-old, with the midfielder keen to ensure more playing time ahead of the World Cup next year. Pereira was absent from United’s friendly against Burnley on Tuesday at Old Trafford as the club were open to letting him leave this summer.
Leshabela: Shrewsbury Town sign Leicester City star on loan
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Leshabela: Shrewsbury Town sign Leicester City star on loan

The 21-year-old midfielder has officially moved from the Foxes to Montgomery Waters Meadow on a season-long loan South African youth international Khanya Leshabela has sealed a transfer to Shrewsbury Town from Leicester City on a season-long loan deal. The League One club have confirmed the arrival of the 21-year-old midfielder in a statement on their official website: “Shrewsbury Town is delighted to confirm the arrival of Khanya [Leshabela] from Leicester City. “The attacking midfielder makes the move to Montgomery Waters Meadow on a season-long loan from the King Power Stadium - bolstering Town's midfield options.
Turkey star Tufan snubs rival Premier League interest to join Watford on loan
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Turkey star Tufan snubs rival Premier League interest to join Watford on loan

The Hornets have further bolstered their ranks by luring an experienced performer to the Premier League from Super Lig heavyweights Fenerbahce Watford have signed Turkey international Ozan Tufan on a season-long loan deal that includes an option to buy, with interest from Premier League rivals fended off in order to get an agreement over the line. The 26-year-old moves to England from Super Lig giants Fenerbahce, where he has been lining up alongside former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil. Tufan is an experienced performer at the highest level, having represented his country at Euro 2020, and will be looking to make an immediate impact at Vicarage Road.
Newcastle land Willock in £25m transfer from Arsenal
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Newcastle land Willock in £25m transfer from Arsenal

The 21-year-old scored in seven consecutive Premier League matches while on loan with the Magpies last season Newcastle have confirmed the permanent signing of midfielder Joe Willock from Arsenal in a deal that could be worth up to £25 million ($35m). The 21-year-old starred for the Magpies on a half-season loan from the Gunners last term, scoring eight goals after joining the club in January. Willock has signed a long-term deal with Newcastle and will wear the No 28 shirt, as he did last term.
Bukari: Nantes secure services of Genk winger
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Bukari: Nantes secure services of Genk winger

The 22-year-old is set for a spell in Ligue 1 after sealing a season-long deal on Thursday Ghana international Osman Bukari has left Belgian side Genk for French club Nantes. The 22-year-old is the newest name on the books of the Ligue 1 fold after signing a loan deal that keeps him at the club for the entirety of the 2020-21 season. He has been handed the No.26 jersey.
Lukaku flies into UK to complete Chelsea transfer
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Lukaku flies into UK to complete Chelsea transfer

Romelu Lukaku has arrived in London ahead of his transfer to Chelsea, the UK Mirror reports. The 28-year-old is set to complete a £97.5m move from Inter Milan back to Stamford Bridge seven years after leaving. Lukaku’s transfer has been pending for days, as personal terms and the finer details of the deal were ironed out. But it now appears that most of it has been sorted and Lukaku is set to finalize the deal. Romelu Lukaku has arrived in London ahead of his transfer to Chelsea, the UK Mirror reports. The 28-year-old is set to complete a £97.5m move from Inter Milan back to Stamford Bridge seven years after leaving. Lukaku’s transfer has been pending for days, as personal terms and the finer details of the deal were ironed out. But it now appears that most of it has b...
Onyeka: Nigeria midfielder’s jersey number at Brentford revealed
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Onyeka: Nigeria midfielder’s jersey number at Brentford revealed

The Super Eagle has joined the English side, signing a five-year contract in the process Nigeria midfielder Frank Onyeka's jersey number at the Premier League side Brentford has been revealed. The newly-promoted side confirmed the arrival of the 23-year-old on July 20 from FC Midtjylland and signed a five-year deal. Since then he has been part of the team, taking part in friendly matches against Manchester United and Valencia.  
Chelsea’s Broja to join Southampton on a season-long loan deal
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Chelsea’s Broja to join Southampton on a season-long loan deal

The academy graduate, who was on loan at Vitesse last season, is set to get his first Premier League move Southampton have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja on a season-long loan deal. The 19-year-old signed a new five year contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and has impressed under Thomas Tuchel in pre-season. However, despite scoring in four different pre-season matches, Chelsea have opted to send the youngster on loan as they are set to complete a £98 million ($136m) deal for Inter's Romelu Lukaku.
Mazatlan could sign Messi and Ronaldo, claims president
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Mazatlan could sign Messi and Ronaldo, claims president

The club chief posted a survey on Twitter asking if they should target the Argentina star Mazatlan president Ricardo Salinas Pliego says Liga MX side could sign both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Teams are on alert as Messi has become available after Barcelona confirmed he will not sign a new deal and although Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as the favourites to land him, the Mexican side's chief is optimistic. The president posted a poll on Twitter asking fans if his side should go after Messi or former player-turned-politician Cuauhtemoc Blanco this summer.
‘Nothing will be the same’ – Pique’s touching farewell to Barcelona team-mate Messi
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‘Nothing will be the same’ – Pique’s touching farewell to Barcelona team-mate Messi

The defender has been with the attacker since the start of his career and wished him the best as on his next move Gerard Pique says "nothing will be the same" without Lionel Messi at Barcelona. The Argentina star will not return to the Camp Nou outfit because, the club said, "financial and structural obstacles" set by La Liga are preventing them from tying him down to a new deal. After 21 years with the Spanish giants, Messi will look for another club to continue his career and Blaugrana team-mate Pique is sad to see him go.
Messi’s next club after leaving Barcelona revealed
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Messi’s next club after leaving Barcelona revealed

Messi’s next club after leaving Barcelona revealed.. Lionel Messi has opened negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain, hours after it was confirmed he was leaving Barcelona. According to Sky Italia, talks between Messi and PSG are expected to rapidly intensify. The Argentina captain is excited by the idea of playing with Neymar again. Messi and Neymar played together at Barcelona for four seasons and won the LaLiga title twice and Champions League once. On Thursday evening, Barca shocked the football world after they announced Messi’s 21-year stay at the club will end this summer. The 34-year-old’s contract expired on July 1. And although he agreed fresh terms with the LaLiga giants for a five-year deal, he will not be playing at the Nou Camp next season. “Despite having ...
Manchester City Complete Record €117m Signing of Jack Grealish
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Manchester City Complete Record €117m Signing of Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish has completed a £100million (€117m) move from Aston Villa to Manchester City. The England midfielder has put pen to paper on a six-year deal at the Etihad. Still just 25, Grealish had amassed 213 Villa appearances, chipping in with 32 goals and 43 assists. He's comfortably become the most expensive purchase in big-spending City's history, and the deal is the priciest completed by a Premier League club, trumping the €105m Manchester United forked out for Paul Pogba in 2016. Grealish will wear the no.10 at City. "I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City,” the former Republic of Ireland U21 player of the year said. “City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world – it’s a dream come true to be part of ...
Manchester City set to complete £100m move for Aston Villa star Grealish
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Manchester City set to complete £100m move for Aston Villa star Grealish

The Premier League champions will finalise the transfer in the next few days, breaking the British record Manchester City are set to complete a record-breaking £100m ($139m) deal for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish in the coming days, Goal can confirm. The Premier League champions put in a bid for the England international at the end of July, with reports indicating he is already in Manchester to sign a deal. City declined to comment on the move but it is understood that the deal could be completed before City's Community Shield clash against Leicester City on Saturday.
Fabinho pens new five-year Liverpool deal
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Fabinho pens new five-year Liverpool deal

The 27-year-old Brazilian has become a firm favourite at Anfield since joining from Monaco three years ago Liverpool star Fabinho has committed his future to Anfield by signing a fresh five-year contract extension, the club confirmed on Tuesday. The Brazilian, 27, joined Liverpool in 2018 and has proved a valuable utility player for the Reds, filling in at centre-back or right-back as well as his favoured midfield role. And after helping Jurgen Klopp ease the injury crisis suffered in defence last season he has been rewarded with a new deal that will run until 2026.  
‘It’d be nice to play with Ziyech again’ – Giroud wants Chelsea star at AC Milan
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‘It’d be nice to play with Ziyech again’ – Giroud wants Chelsea star at AC Milan

The French star was presented to the media on Monday after he joined the Rossoneri on a €2 million deal from Stamford Bridge last month New AC Milan signing Olivier Giroud has fuelled the Serie A club's reported interest in Chelsea playmaker Hakim Ziyech with his desire for a reunion at San Siro Stadium. Giroud moved to Milan on a two-year deal last month, which ended his three-year stay in West London with the Blues. In his last season at Stamford Bridge, the France striker played alongside Ziyech, who joined Chelsea from Ajax in July 2020 for a reported initial fee of €40 million, and they both helped Thomas Tuchel's side win the Uefa Champions League in May.  
Juventus close in on Kaio Jorge deal with Santos
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Juventus close in on Kaio Jorge deal with Santos

The 19-year-old is set for a bargain move to Turin as his club look to avoid losing him on a free transfer in December Santos striker Kaio Jorge is set for a summer move to Juventus as the Italian giants close in on a transfer for the young gem. Goal understands that Juve have agreed terms with Santos for the 19-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of 2021. Kaio could travel to Italy as soon as Thursday to complete his switch to the Serie A giants.
Fulham close in on £12m deal for Liverpool winger Wilson
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Fulham close in on £12m deal for Liverpool winger Wilson

The Wales international is set to join the Championship club having struggled to break into Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad at Anfield Fulham are closing in on the £12 million ($16.5m) signing of Harry Wilson from Liverpool, Goal can confirm. The Wales international is expected to finalise the move in the next 48 hours after a deal between the clubs was thrashed out this week. Wilson was omitted from Liverpool’s pre-season friendly win over Mainz on Friday, and is already understood to have agreed personal terms on a four-year contract with the Cottagers, who were relegated from the Premier League last year. He has been given permission to leave the Reds’ training camp to seal the switch.
‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest
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‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest

Leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, Ayo Adebanjo, has said God will "deal with" President Buhari even as he kicked against plans by the Federal government to seek for the extradition of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Igboho was arrested in the Benin Republic on Monday, July 19, while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropu. He was arrested and arraigned before a Beninoiese court on Thursday for being in possession of a fake Benin passport. The Federal government has reportedly been making moves to extradite him to Nigeria to face more charges. Speaking on Arise TV, 93-year-old Adebanjo said Igboho is a “political prisoner”, and that the federal government has “no right” to seek his extradition. ''The-power-that-be wants t...
Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa Signs for Karagumruk SK in Turkey
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Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa Signs for Karagumruk SK in Turkey

Nigerian star player, Ahmed Musa has signed for Turkish League giants, Karagumruk SK. The deal is for one year. The 28-year-old winger was unveiled by the super-Lig outfit on Thursday ahead of the 2021-22 season, which will kick off a few weeks from now. The move marks Musa's return to Europe after he left his boyhood club Kano pillars in Nigeria. Details of the contract weren't revealed, but the striker is expected to boost the club's push in the Turkish top flights in this campaign. The former Leicester striker began his European career with Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo before joining Russia's top-flight side CSKA Moscow. Karagumruk is the fourth European club that Musa would be playing for in his career that spans as far back as 2008. Musa moved to Europe in 2010 to jo...
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Smith Rowe out to emulate Arsenal’s No. 10 legends Bergkamp & Ozil after penning new deal

The midfielder has expressed his delight after inheriting a jersey previously worn by two of the most creative players in the Gunners' history Emile Smith Rowe has outlined his ambition to emulate Arsenal's No. 10 legends Dennis Bergkamp and Mesut Ozil after penning a new deal at Emirates Stadium. Smith Rowe was targeted by Aston Villa at the end of an impressive breakthrough 2020-21 campaign at Emirates Stadium, but brought an end to the speculation surrounding his future by penning fresh terms with the Gunners on Thursday. The 20-year-old has also been handed the coveted No.10 jersey after agreeing to remain on Arsenal's books until 2026, and he is now eager to follow in the footsteps of two of his idols.
Bate leaves Chelsea for Leeds in £1.5m deal and signs three-year contract with Whites
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Bate leaves Chelsea for Leeds in £1.5m deal and signs three-year contract with Whites

The 18-year-old midfielder, who snubbed the offer of fresh terms at Stamford Bridge, has agreed a deal in West Yorkshire through to 2024 Leeds United have completed the signing of Lewis Bate from Chelsea for £1.5 million, with the talented teenager signing a three-year contract with the Whites. The 18-year-old midfielder was highly regarded at Stamford Bridge, but his potential has been lured to Elland Road by the promise of a clearer pathway to first-team football. Goal revealed on Tuesday that Bate was heading to West Yorkshire after snubbing the offer of a new contract in west London.
Not a perfect situation’ – Hasenhuttl determined to keep Spurstarget Ings as contract nears its end
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Not a perfect situation’ – Hasenhuttl determined to keep Spurstarget Ings as contract nears its end

The forward is going into the final year of his deal at the Premier League club having recently turned down an extension Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is determined to keep Danny Ings at the club, although he admits that the player's contract could pose problems for the Saints. Ings has just one year remaining on his current deal at St. Mary's, where he has starred since moving from Liverpool in 2018. That good form has not gone unnoticed, with Tottenham in particular linked with a move for the prolific forward.

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