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Transfer News And Rumours Live: Ex-Wigan Chief Reveals Negotiations To Buy Man Utd

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Ex-Wigan Chief Reveals Negotiations To Buy Man Utd


Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world


41 minutes ago

Julian Brandt Dortmund 2020-21

Orlando sign Dodson


31 minutes ago

Orlando City have signed MLS SuperDraft selection Derek Dodson on an initial one-year contract.

NEWS: Derek Dodson is a Lion.  #OrlandoCity has signed the 2021 MLS SuperDraft Selection.  #VamosOrlando
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC)  April 28, 2021

Veerman set for Heerenveen exit


1 hour ago

Joey Veerman is expected to leave Heerenveen this summer as interest continues to grow in the Dutch midfielder, reports Voetbal International.

PSV, Rangers, Reims and Atalanta are all tracking the 22-year-old, while a number of Premier League clubs are also believed to be interested.

Feyenoord, Southampton and Club Brugge were linked with Veerman last year but the player opted instead to sign a new contract at Heerenveen until 2024, which will ensure the Eredivisie side receive a substantial fee should he move on this summer.   

Toffees eye Demiral


1 hour ago

Everton are preparing a bid for Juventus defender Merih Demiral, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian club are keen to raise funds this summer so are willing to sell a host of players provided their valuation is met.

Juve value Demiral in excess of the  €30 million (£26m/$36m) Everton are expected to bid for the Turkey international, but are confident a comprimise on a fee can be reached.

Barca youngster agrees new deal


1 hour ago

Barcelona academy prospect Nico Gonzalez has agreed a new three-year contract, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 19-year-old will feature for Barca B next season but will take part in pre-season with the senior squad and regularly train with them throughout the year.

Barcelona then hope the young midfielder will be ready to become a regular first-team squad member in time for the start of the 2022-23 season.

PSV eye summer move for Brighton midfielder Propper


2 hours ago

PSV Eindhoven are considering a summer offer for Brighton star Davy Propper, Eindhoven Dagblad claims.

The Dutchman has had to settle for a place on the bench in recent weeks, with it reported that PSV will now look to offer him an escape route.

Propper, who spent two years with PSV prior to his move to the Premier League, would command a fee of around €10m, a price that the Eredivisie side would look to drive down.

Daniel Ek claims he's 'secured the funds' for Arsenal takeover bid


2 hours ago

Daniel Ek wants to bring Arsenal back to its former glories and claims he has secured the funds to make Stan Kroenke a "compelling offer" for the club.

When asked whether he believed he could buy Arsenal, the 38-year-old Spotify founder told CNBC: "I'm very serious.

"I have secured the funds for it and I want to bring what I think is a very compelling offer to the owners and I hope they hear me out."

Stan Kroenke Daniel Ek Arsenal GFX

Man Utd hire two new scouts


3 hours ago

Manchester United have expanded their scouting network in London in the hope of convincing the 'next Marcus Rashford' to join the club.

The Red Devils have brought in two scouts to focus on the capital in the hope that they can continue to bring the best young talent to the club, with the idea of getting United back to the top.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Allan eager to extend Everton stay


3 hours ago

Allan is keen to stay at Everton "for as long as possible" as he suggested he would be open to a contract extension.

The Brazilian midfielder joined the Toffees from Napoli last summer and told the club's official matchday programme: "My thoughts are to remain at Everton for as long as possible.

"I feel at home here. It’s very early to have this conversation, I know, but I’m really happy here and hope to stay for many years and leave my mark in the hearts of the fans and at the club."

Kane reflects on Tottenham's latest trophy failure amid exit talk


4 hours ago

Harry Kane has reflected on Tottenham's latest trophy failure amid talk of summer exit, admitting that he still has a burning desire to win the "biggest prizes" in the game.

Spurs extended their trophyless run to 13 years after being beaten 1-0 by Manchester City in Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

Kane is still looking for the first major piece of silverware of his career, and it has been suggested he will leave north London this summer to try and break that duck with Manchester United and Real Madrid among those reportedly weighing up a move.

Read the full story on Goal.

James in line for Everton renewal


4 hours ago

James Rodriguez is in line for a contract renewal at Everton - according to Marca.

The Colombian midfielder's current deal expires in 2022, but Carlo Ancelotti is eager to keep him at Goodison Park for an extra year.

James has impressed during his first season in the Premier League, recording six goals and four assists in 22 games for Everton.


James Rodriguez Everton 2020-21

Inter plotting Musso swoop


5 hours ago

Inter are plotting a summer swoop for Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso - as Calcio Mercatoreports.

The Nerazzurri want the 26-year-old to take the spot of current No.1 Samir Handanovic when his contract expires in 2022.

Napoli are ready to sanction Musso's departure, but only if they receive an offer of €20 million (£17m//$24m) or more.

Ceballos rules out extending Arsenal loan


5 hours ago

Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos has said it "would be difficult" for him to extend his stay at Arsenal, admitting that he likes La Liga "a lot more" than the Premier League.

Ceballos joined Arsenal on a season-long loan from Madrid in the summer of 2019, with the agreement renewed for an extra year following his impressive first campaign in England.

However, the 24-year-old has struggled to reach the same high standards in 2020-21 and feels that a return to Spain would be best for him to rediscover his form.

Read the full story on Goal.

Ranieri touted for Fiorentina job


6 hours ago

Claudio Ranieri has been touted to become Fiorentina's next manager - as Calcio Mercatoreports.

La Viola want the Sampdoria boss to replace Giuseppe Lachini when his short term contract runs out this summer.

Napoli's Gennaro Gatusso has also been linked with the Fiorentina job, but Ranieri its thought to be the leading candidate at the moment.


Marsch agrees to become new Leipzig manager


6 hours ago

Jesse Marsch has agreed to become RB Leipzig's new manager - according to Kicker.

The 47-year-old, who is currently in charge of Red Bull Salzburg, will replace Julian Nagelsmann when he joins Bayern Munich this summer.

Marsch still has one year left on his deal with Salzburg, but Leipzig have already arranged a deal to bring him to Germany.


'Aberdeen in talks with Motherwell defender'


7 hours ago

Aberdeen have opened talks with Motherwell defender Declan Gallagher, according to The Sun.

The 30-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with Celtic, however new Dons boss Stephen Glass is keen to do a deal.

With Celtic currently without a manager, Aberdeen have moved ahead of them in the chase for Gallagher.

Premier League duo 'keen on Portsmouth teenager'


7 hours ago

Watford and Brighton want to sign Portsmouth youngster Charlie Bell after West Ham decided against making a move, according to The News.

The 18-year-old has featured for the Pompey first team this season but will not extend his contract this summer, and the Hammers have not offered him a deal after a trial.

However the newly-promoted Hornets are keen on Bell, as are Brighton.

Giroud unlikely to renew Chelsea contract


8 hours ago

Olivier Giroud is considering his options regarding his next move and is reluctant to renew his Chelsea contract having fallen down the pecking order at the club, Goal can confirm.

The Blues are willing to open discussions over a new deal for the 34-year-old, but it would only be a short-term extension and would require him to agree to a bit-part role.

The Frenchman's current contract expires in the summer and despite there being several clubs having started to make contact over signing him, Giroud has not yet decided where he wants to go next.

Olivier Giroud Chelsea 2020-21

Wolfsburg 'consider van Bommel for new manager'


8 hours ago

Wolfsburg could replace current manager Oliver Glasner with former Netherlands midfielder Mark van Bommel this summer, according to Bild.

Glasner reportedly has strained relationships with managing director Jorg Schmadtke and could depart the Bundesliga side at the end of the current campaign.

Van Bommel is said to be the preferred replacement, having most recently been manager of PSV, who he left in December 2019.

Inter still keen on Emerson


9 hours ago

Inter are still keen on signing Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Italian giants have long been linked with the 26-year-old, who is now approaching the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are happy to sanction Emerson's departure, with the Italy international having fallen behind Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso in the squad pecking order.


Chelsea set to tie Thiago Silva down to fresh terms


9 hours ago

Chelsea have still the same intention about Thiago Silva since February: trigger the clause and extend his contract until June 2022, never been in doubt.

‘Positive feelings’ as Thiago is so happy with Chelsea atmosphere - he’s so appreciated by Tuchel and board. 🔵  #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)  April 27, 2021

Arsenal eager to bring in Brandt (BILD)


10 hours ago

Dortmund star touted for Emirates switch

Arsenal are eager to bring in Julian Brandt in the summer transfer window - according to BILD.

The Gunners registered an interest in the Borussia Dortmund winger in January, and plan to return with a formal bid when the market reopens.

Dortmund are ready to listen to offers for Brandt, but will look to make around £20 million ($28m) in any potential sale.

Germany confirms talks with Flick over coaching role


10 hours ago

The German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed it will open talks with Hansi Flick about succeeding Joachim Low as national team coach.

Low will step down following this summer's European Championship after 15 years in the role.

It was revealed earlier this month that Flick will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, with Julian Nagelsmann already confirmed as his replacement.

Read the full story on Goal.

Ex-Wigan chief reveals negotiations to buy Man Utd


14 hours ago

Former Wigan owner Dave Whelan has revealed that he considered taking over Manchester United in the 1980s - only to be pull out of the deal on his wife's advice. 

"I made the wrong decision in regards to Manchester United, because it is interesting to see what has happened since,” Whelan said to the Daily Star.

“The purchase of Manchester United was all sorted with Martin Edwards and was going to be sealed within 28 days," he reflected on the takeover deal.

“Later I went home and said to my wife Patricia that I’d pulled off a good deal to buy Manchester United. £11.5m was a lot of money then. She said ‘what?'"

Fiorentina keen on McKennie move


15 hours ago

La Nazione claim that Fiorentina could be keen on a move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie.

Juve only just activated their purchase option on McKennie from Schalke, but could use the American as a makeweight in a deal for Dusan Vlahovic or Gaetano Castrovilli.

Tottenham monitoring Celtic midfielder Soro


16 hours ago

Tottenham are considering a move for Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro, reports the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old joined Celtic from Israeli side Bnei Yehuda in January and although he hasn't played much in Scotland, Spurs still view him as a talent of the future.

Ismaila Soro

Barcelona interested in De Ligt deal


17 hours ago

Barcelona are interested in a move for Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt over the summer, reports Sport

The Netherlands international, 21, would be the second new face in the middle of defence, with Eric Garcia also set to complete a move from Manchester City in the coming months.

Norwich chase Celtic star Ajer


18 hours ago

Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer is a transfer target for Norwich City, reports the Scottish Sun

The Canaries are keen to bolster their back line after clinching promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt, although they may face competition from Newcastle and AC Milan for the 23-year-old Norwegian.

PSG prepare three-year Messi deal (TNT Sports)


18 hours ago

French club will offer Leo 'unbeatable' contract

Paris Saint-Germain have already prepared a three-year contract to entice Barcelona star Lionel Messi to Ligue 1, claims TNT Sports.

The Argentine will be offered an initial two-season deal, with the option to extend for a further term, on terms the club considers "unbeatable".

Messi Barcelona 2021

Newcastle open talks with Murphy


18 hours ago

Newcastle United have opened talks with Jacob Murphy in the hope of tying him down to a new deal, according to the Sun

Murphy, 26, has attracted attention from the likes of Watford, Burnley and Rangers and will soon be entering the final year of his contract.

Premier League bosses to continue current TV deal


18 hours ago

Premier League chiefs are willing to roll over the current television agreement into 2021-22 rather than renegotiate, according to the Mirror

Talks with BT Sport, Sky Sports and Amazon have been put on hold due to the pandemic, while the absence of fans from the league has also complicated negotiations.

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