Thursday 27 August 2015

Football Gossip: De Bruyne, Balotelli, Van Dijk, Pogba, Mikel, Stones Transfer Talk is your 24/7 source for all the latest rumours in the global transfer market.


Man Utd, Chelsea and Juve target refuses new contract and demands transfer to Serie A

AXEL WITSEL insists he will not renew his contract with Zenit St Petersburg and is actively seeking a switch to the Serie A. “I don’t have any intention of renewing my contract with Zenit because I want to have an experience in Italy,” Corriere dello Sport claim Witsel said to his representatives.


Kevin De Bruyne

Man City to shatter record for De Bruyne

Manchester City are set to shatter their club-transfer record for the second time this summer after having a bid in the region of €80m (£58.3m) accepted by Wolfsburg for midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, according to Bild Sport.

Source: Bild

Mario Balotelli

AC Milan sign Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli

Balotelli, 24, joined the Reds last summer from Milan for a fee of £16m. A statement on Milan's website said: "AC Milan announces that it has acquired from the Liverpool FC player Mario Balotelli a temporary basis, until June 30, 2016."

Source: Daily Star

Kevin Nolan

West Ham part company with Kevin Nolan

The 33-year-old's contract has been resolved and he is free to look for a new club. Nolan captained the east London club to promotion to the Premier League in 2012 and was their top scorer in the following two seasons. In all he scored 31 goals in 157 games for the club.

Source: Daily Star

Charlie Austin

West Brom set to turn to Austin

West Brom are reportedly lining up QPR striker Charlie Austin as a replacement for Tottenham target Saido Berahino.


John Stones

Everton to demand £45m for Stones

Everton are set to demand £45m for John Stones. Roberto Martinez is determined to keep the centre-back, having already rejected three bids from Chelsea.

Source: The Sun

Kingsley Coman

Bayern still want Coman, Juventus might sell

Bayern remain keen on Juventus youngster Kingsley Coman and are ready to offer €20m (£14.6m). Juventus are considering selling in order to fund moves for Julian Draxler and Axel Witsel.

Source: Gazzetta dello Sport

John Mikel

Besiktas to move for Mikel

Besiktas have turned their attention to Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel after a move for Liverpool's Lucas Leiva stalled on loan with the Reds now keen to keep the Brazilian.

Source: Daily Mail

Virgil Van Dijk

Southampton to offer £8m for Van Dijk

Southampton are set to offer Celtic £8m for Virgil van Dijk and are hopeful they can complete a deal for the defender in the next 48 hours.

Source: Daily Mail

Jonny Evans

Manchester United want £12m for Evans

Manchester United want £12m for Jonny Evans. West Brom and Everton are both interested in the defender and could be joined by Sunderland.

Source: Daily Star

Alex Song

Juventus make move for Song

Juventus have made a move to sign Alex Song. The Serie A champions are hoping to beat West Ham to his signature.

Source: The Sun


Black is back thanks to @adidasUK.

 Manchester United fans appear to be pretty happy with the kits that Adidas have come up with in the first season of their partnership with the Red Devils and their latest one might be the nicest yet. United’s third kit, a black number with red stripes, was revealed earlier this morning and on first impressions, it’s a beauty.
Man Utd 3rd Kit

Black is back thanks to Adidas

The new United kit, which Adidas say has been 'designed with neon red accents as a pointer to the numerous glorious European nights at Old Trafford' is likely to make its debut when United play Southampton on September 20. 

“We started the design process for these kits with trend research and fashion fair visits in Summer 2013. These were followed by trips to the different clubs and cities, where input was gathered from the clubs and fans,” said Florian Baeuerlein, Senior Product Manager, adidas Football. “Each development has been made in partnership with the clubs, where feedback has been taken on board and concepts adjusted to create kits that are highly appreciated by the clubs, their fans and their players.”

Wednesday 26 August 2015

Today's Football Gossip: De Bruyne, Blaszczykowski, Kokorin, Pogba, Nasri.

For a list of confirmed transfers, check out the Transfers page. Transfer Talk is your 24/7 source for all the latest rumours in the global transfer market.

Jakub Blaszczykowski

Premier League trio target Blaszczykowski

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are considering a move for Jakub Blaszczykowski with the Poland international having fallen down the pecking order at Borussia Dortmund.

Source: talkSPORT

Samir Nasri

Juventus turn to Nasri

Juventus have given up on signing Julian Draxler and are now looking to sign Manchester City's Samir Nasri, though they can only currently afford to take him on a season-long loan deal.

Source: Tuttosport

Aleksandr Kokorin

Arsenal to complete Kokorin deal

Arsenal are close to completing a deal to sign Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin after failing to bring Karim Benzema to the Emirates Stadium

Source: Daily Telegraph

Burak Yilmaz

West Ham to make improved Burak bid

West Ham are set to make a second bid of €8 million for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz having already had a €5m offer rejected by the Turkish outfit.

Source: Ntvspor

Dortmund want Mainz man Park

Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel wants to sign Mainz defender Jo Hoo Park. Mainz believe the transfer request is too close to the deadline and are demanding €5 million, but BVB feel that is too much.

Source: Bild

Kevin De Bruyne

PSG in for De Bruyne

Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne, though they do not want him to leave Wolfsburg until 2016, when he would move to the French capital for €80 million.

Source: Bild

Paul Pogba

Chelsea confident of signing Pogba

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of signing Juventus star Paul Pogba this summer. The Blues expect a bid of £70 million will be enough to prise him from Turin.

Source: Various

Charlie Austin

West Brom to replace Berahino with Austin

West Brom will move for QPR striker Charlie Austin as a replacement for Saido Berahino, should the England Under-21 star move to Tottenham for £25 million.

Source: Daily Express

Asier Illarramendi

Tottenham make Illarramendi move

Spurs are looking to beat Liverpool and Real Sociedad to the signing of Madrid's Asier Illarramendi. Rafa Benitez has made the central midfielder available for £15 million.

Source: The Guardian

Everton move for Bernard

Everton have turned their attention to Shakhtar Donetsk winger Bernard after failing in their bid to sign Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko.

Source: Daily Express

Monday 10 August 2015

Football Gossip: Shaqiri, Rondon, De Bruyne, De Guzman, Valbuena, Stones

West Brom confirm £12m signing of 20-goal Zenit star

West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Salomon Rondon for a club-record £12million fee, according to reports from the Express.


Xherdan Shaqiri

Shaqiri joins Stoke City

Xherdan Shaqiri will complete his £12 million move to Stoke City on Tuesday.In a stunning turn of events, it looks as though Xherdan Shaqiri will make the move from Inter Milan to English club Stoke City. As recently as a few days ago, it seemed as though Stoke City’s rumored deal for Shaqiri would fall through, with the Swiss international perhaps moving to a German club

Source: The Sun

John Stones

Chelsea £30m John Stones bid to be refused

Everton will resist an offer in the region of £30 million from Chelsea for their central defender John Stones.

Source: ESPN

Chelsea to sign Baba

Chelsea have completed a £17 million deal for Augsburg full-back Abdul Baba Rahman.

Source: The Sun

De Guzman set for Marseille

After a difficult campaign with Napoli, Jonathan De Guzman is set to move to Marseille in the coming days.

Source: La Provence

Valbuena on the brink of Lyon move

Mathieu Valbuena will move to Lyon from Dynamo Moscow on Tuesday for a fee between €5 million and €7m.

Source: L'Equipe

Kevin De Bruyne

Man City in new De Bruyne bid

Manchester City have launched a £47 million bid for Kevin De Bruyne and are hoping the midfielder will push for a move away from Wolfsburg.

Source: The Guardian

Diamanti set for Watford move

Former West Ham striker Alessandro Diamanti is set to join Watford on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande.

Source: Daily Mail

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Saturday 8 August 2015

Football Gossip: Benzema, De Gea, Austin, Oblak, Mourinho, Shaqiri, Sissoko

For a list of confirmed transfers, check out the Transfers page. Transfer Talk is your 24/7 source for all the latest rumours in the global transfer market.
Karim Benzema

Benzema deal Sunday

Karim Benzema will arrive in London on Sunday to finalise a £45m deal to Arsenal according to respected journalist Emanuele Giulianelli. The Gazzetta dello Sport contributor claims the deal has almost been finalised after a successful meeting between the two parties in Madrid yesterday.

Source: Gazzetta dello Sport

Charlie Austin

Everton move ahead of Newcastle and Spurs for £15m striker

Everton have emerged as shock frontrunners to sign Charlie Austin from QPR this summer. The English striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Loftus Road since the club were relegated from the Premier League last season. QPR are holding out for a fee of £15m and manager Chris Ramsey has admitted it is unlikely that they are able to hold on to the 18-goal man.


Jan Oblak

Manchester United ‘have £25m bid rejected for Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak'

Manchester United have earmarked Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak as the perfect replacement for departing David De Gea but have had a £25million bid rejected, according to sources in Spain. Louis van Gaal told Manchester United’s official website that the club are still in the market for players and admitted the goalkeeping issue is a problem: ‘of course we have problems still with the goalkeeper, so we need maybe two more players,‘ he said.


Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho Signs New Four Year Chelsea FC Contract

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Friday signed a new four-year contract to stay in charge of the English champions until 2019, the club announced.
“If the club is happy, I am happy. I think this is a normal thing for me to sign a new contract,” said Mourinho.

Source: Various Media

Lucas Digne

West Ham prepare bid for PSG defender Lucas Digne

West Ham United have prepared a bid of €8 million (£5.7m) to sign Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to Sport Italia.
It has been reported by the Italian news outlet that the Premier League outfit have already prepared the bid and will present it to Ligue 1 champions PSG soon.

Source: Sport Italia

Mousa Sissoko

Newcastle Looking To Tiedown Liverpool And Arsenal Target To Long-Term Deal

The Magpies head coach said earlier this week that he wanted to “build a team around” Sissoko and that he told the club’s managing director Lee Charnley that Newcastle have “got to keep this guy”.


David De Gea

Manchester United could play Johnstone over De Gea

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to play oft-loaned-out goalkeeper Sam Johnstone against Tottenham after making a point of omitting David de Gea over Real Madrid speculation.

Source: Daily Mail

Xherdan Shaqiri

Everton in pursuit of Shaqiri and Miro

Everton are chasing a loan deal for Inter forward Xherdan Shaqiri, who turned down Stoke City earlier this summer, and also want defender Miro from River Plate.

Source: Daily Express
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Friday 7 August 2015

Football Gossip: De Gea, Balotelli, Salah, Szczesny, Valbuena, Gnabry

For a list of confirmed transfers, check out the Transfers page. Transfer Talk is your 24/7 source for all the latest rumours in the global transfer market.

David De Gea

David De Gea will not be considered for Tottenham clash, confirms van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has dropped David De Gea from Manchester United’s first game of the season against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow after fears were raised over his state of mind.
‘De Gea will not play,’ confirmed Van Gaal. ‘A player is also a human being.
He cannot manage that. We will have to see who starts.’

Source: The Metro

Wojciech Szczesny

Szczesny says joining Roma is like “winning the lottery”

Wojciech Szczesny has described joining Roma on a season-long loan as like “winning the lottery” but insists he still has a long-term future at Arsenal.

Source: Evening Standard

Ashley Young

Ashley Young signs Man Utd contract extension

Manchester United have confirmed that winger Ashley Young has signed a new three-year contract with the club, with the option of a further year for the 30-year-old star.


Mohamed Salah

Salah joins Roma on loan

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has joined Roma on a season-long loan, the Premier League side have announced. Salah, who joined Chelsea in January last year, became the first Egyptian to turn out for the Stamford Bridge outfit but has found regular football hard to come by.

Source: The Telegraph

Mario Balotelli

Balotelli rejects Dubai move

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has rejected the chance to move to Dubai side Al Ahli. The club spoke to his agent but were told he wants to play elsewhere.

Source: Daily Express

Jean Makoun

Makoun to join Eto'o in Turkey

Jean Makoun is expected to join Samuel Eto'o in Turkey. The former Aston Villa midfielder is expected to sign for Antalyaspor, after training with the team.

Source: L'Equipe

Alexandre Lacazette

Lacazette to stay at Lyon until 2019

Alexandre Lacazette will extend his contract for one season with Lyon, until 2019, with a salary of €4.2 million (£2.9m).

Source: L'Equipe

Xherdan Shaqiri

Shaqiri to stay at Inter

Xherdan Shaqiri could stay at Inter and may not return to the Bundesliga. The Nerazzurri have also lost interest in Wolfsburg's Ivan Perisic and will instead move for Manolo Gabbiadini.

Source: Gazzetta dello Sport

Mathieu Valbuena

Lyon want Valbuena

Lyon want Mathieu Valbuena with the French player keen to return in Ligue 1. However, his £2.3m per year salary could prove a a sticking point.

Source: L'Equipe

Ilkay Gundogan

Juventus still keen on Gundogan

Juventus want a midfielder before the start of the new season and remain interested in Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan.

Source: Tuttosport

David De Gea

Real Madrid cool De Gea interest

Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea due to the impressive performances of Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla during pre-season.

Source: AS

Glenn Murray

Bournemouth lodge Murray bid

Bournemouth have offered Crystal Palace £3 million for striker Glenn Murray as they continue to bolster their squad ahead of their debut Premier League campaign.

Source: Daily Mail

Serge Gnabry

West Brom to take Gnabry on loan

West Brom are set to take Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry on a season-long loan deal with opportunities set to be limited for the Germany Under-21 international in north London.

Source: Daily Mail

Raul Jimenez

West Ham set to sign Raul Jimenez

West Ham are set to complete the loan signing of Atletico Madrid's Raul Jimenez after obtaining a work permit for the Mexico international. The Irons will pay £1.4 million as part of the deal.

Source: Daily Mail