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Man City prepare Kane & Isco swoop

Tottenham star Harry Kane and Real Madrid midfielder are the subject of a sensational double transfer bid from Manchester City, according to Diario Gol

The midfielder is on the outs with Los Blancos and Pep Guardiola is ready to move for him. 

The report claims that Kane will follow him to City, with the England forward apparently excited to play alongside the 25-year-old Spaniard and willing to snub Madrid if he is sold. 

Can to replace Modric at Madrid

Emre Can Liverpool

Emre Can has been chosen as the man to replace Luka Modric at Real Madrid this summer, El Gol Digital reports. 

Modric is drawing interest from a host of Premier League teams and his time with the Spanish giants is coming to a close. 

But Los Blancos have already decided that the Liverpool midfielder, who is out of contract this summer, will be his replacement and have moved to close a deal. 

Arsenal want Andre Silva from Milan

Andre Silva Milan

Arsenal are in the race to sign Milan forward Andre Silva this summer, with Wolves also looking at an audacious run at the 22-year-old should they return to the Premier League, report The Mirror.

The Portuguese forward has struggled since moving to Serie A from Porto this summer, but the Gunners are still interested in the youngster, who has shown well in the Europa League. 

Arsenal & Liverpool to battle for Oblak

Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid

Arsenal and Liverpool are set to face off over the signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to AS

The Reds have made their interest in the 25-year-old clear, but Arsenal have now stepped up their pursuit of the Slovenian. 

Oblak has a release clause of €100million, and both clubs are prepared to meet that demand.

City could move for Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Pep Guardiola could move for Antoine Griezmann this summer upsetting plans at Barcelona to bring the striker in, Diario Gol claims.

While Harry Kane is said to be the top target for Manchester City, Griezmann is Guardiola’s secondary option, and the Premier League side could use Sergio Aguero as part of the deal to top any offer from Barcelona. 

Emery: Neymar to Madrid? Ask Florentino

Neymar PSG

Unai Emery says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez should be asked about Neymar’s future at Paris Saint-Germain. 

“The PSG project is very strong with Neymar in it,” he said. 

“As for Real Madrid? I don’t know, ask Florentino.”

Read the full story on Goal.

Liverpool ready to beat Madrid to Alisson


Liverpool are ready to pay £70million in an attempt to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Roma goalkeeper Alisson, Don Balon claims. 

A different report from the same outlet also claims that Chelsea could move for the Brazilian as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

Man Utd & Chelsea to raid Napoli

Jorginho Napoli

Manchester United and Chelsea are looking to raid Napoli this summer, reports Forza Italian Football. 

Jose Mourinho wants to land midfielder Jorginho while Chelsea are hoping to land Kalidou Koulibaly. 

Both club also hold an interest in Dries Mertens, though there will be fierce competition for the Belgian, according to the report. 

Alisson: Madrid links good for my ego!

Alisson Shakhtar Roma Champions League

Roma goalkeeper Alisson has acknowledged reports of a potential move to LaLiga heavyweights Real Madrid “massage the ego”.

The Brazil international is reportedly a target for several top teams throughout Europe, with Liverpool said to be preparing a £70million bid during the close-season.

Read his full comments right here on Goal

Newcastle set Sels price

Matz Sels Newcastle

Newcastle have set their asking price for Matz Sels at £4.5million, Belgian outlet La DH reports.

Sels is on loan at Anderlecht, and while the Belgian club would love to sign him the price could be more than they can afford. 

Lewandowski agrees Madrid move

Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has agreed a summer move to Real Madrid, according to Mundo Deportivo .

Madrid are keen to bring the Poland international to Santiago Bernabeu as they look to upgrade on Karim Benzema ahead of next season.

And the European champions have now tied up personal terms with the former Borussia Dortmund forward, though they are yet to agree any deal with Bayern themselves.

Chelsea eye move for Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey Arsenal

Chelsea are monitoring Aaron Ramsey’s situation at Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror

The 27-year-old midfielder has just one year left on his contract and has yet to agree terms for a new deal, with the Blues hoping to swoop for Ramsey should he desire a move away from the Emirates. 

Donnarumma to stay at Milan

Gianluigi Donnarumma Milan

AC Milan intend to keep Gianluigi Donnarumma for the foreseeable future, despite reports linking the club with Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

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Donnarumma has been heavily linked with a move away from the Serie A giants, with Chelsea and Real Madrid both touted as potential suitors.

However, Massimiliano Mirabelli, the club’s sporting director, insists Milan have no inclination to allow the 19-year-old to leave the club, despite their exit from the Europa League.

Read the full story on Goal right here!


Real Madrid links ‘massage the ego’ of Roma goalkeeper Alisson

Roma goalkeeper Alisson has acknowledged reports of a potential move to LaLiga heavyweights Real Madrid “massage the ego”.

The Brazil international is reportedly a target for several top teams throughout Europe, with Liverpool said to be preparing a £70million bid during the close-season.

Serie A rivals Napoli are also rumoured to be monitoring the situation of the 25-year-old, who moved to Italy’s capital from Internacional in July 2016.

However, it is reports of interest from Spanish and European champions Madrid that have particularly flattered Alisson.

Speaking to Globoesporte, he said: “Those links massage the ego, it cannot be denied.

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“People get satisfaction from having recognition. I feel very happy to have that recognition.

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“It means that I am doing my job well, that they are watching me.

“Even more so when one hears about Real Madrid.”

Madrid have long been thought to be in the hunt for a new goalkeeper, with Manchester United’s David de Gea and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois among the more prominent rumoured targets, as well as Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga.


Should I stay or should I go? Iniesta still undecided on Barca future

It sounded like the start of a long goodbye. Andres Iniesta revealed after the win against Chelsea on Wednesday night that this might be his last season at Barcelona. It was not what the fans will have wanted to hear.

Barca announced back in October that Iniesta had signed a new “lifetime” deal at the Catalan club and the player was all smiles alongside president Josep Maria Bartomeu as the agreement was announced.

“It’s a contract that rewards a special player,” Bartomeu said. “Andres forms part of this era, which began in 2003. It is the first lifetime contract the club has signed in 118 years of history.”

Nothing is forever, though, and less so in modern football. Nevertheless, the revelation that the player could now leave, just five months after that “lifetime” deal was announced, still comes as something of a surprise.

Asked about his future by beIn Sports straight after the 3-0 win against Chelsea on Wednesday, Iniesta said: “The club will know before you [the media]. I have until April 30 to decide if I stay. I have to evaluate what’s [best] for me and for the club.”

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That will have come as a significant shock to many, yet Iniesta was merely being honest. He has not decided yet whether he will stay or go in the summer, while the terms of his contract mean he has to let them know by the end of next month.

The World Cup-winning midfielder, who will be 34 in May, does not want to be a bit-part player for Barca. If he does decide to stay, it will be because he feels he has a part to play next season. And if he believes he is not needed, he will walk away.

As things stand, he remains as important as ever. Despite doubts over his ability to feature week in, week out these days, Iniesta has already played 32 games for Barca this season – and that includes a starting role in all of the biggest matches.

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Barca have already signed Philippe Coutinho as a long-term replacement for the La Masia graduate, but coach Ernesto Valverde has shown with his team selections that Iniesta remains a big part of his plans.

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Asked recently if the midfielder could move to China, where he has offers to bring in around €35 million per year, Valverde said: “If that happens, we will think about it then. I don’t have anything to say. I haven’t even thought about it. Iniesta is with us and we want him to help us a lot, as he always does.”

In the end, the decision will come down to the player and how he feels at the end of April, by which time Barca should have tied up La Liga and could also have added the Copa del Rey, while they will also hope to still be in the Champions League.

And if Iniesta does decide to move on, what better way to do so than by walking away with a treble as Xavi did in 2015? As romantic as that may sound, however, Barca would rather he stayed for at least one more year…


Neymar to Real Madrid? Ask Florentino Perez, says Emery

Unai Emery says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez should be asked about Neymar’s future at Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar has been heavily linked with Madrid since becoming the world’s most expensive footballer by joining PSG from Barcelona for €222million in August.

Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal has said he would sign Neymar for the Liga giants, while Casemiro suggested his fellow Brazilian could play in the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo.

But with Neymar on the sidelines due to a broken bone in his foot and Perez reported to have met with the player’s father in Brazil, a frustrated Emery no longer wants to be asked about the PSG forward.

“I think I have answered questions on this subject about 30 times in press conferences,” Emery told reporters on Friday.

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“The PSG project is very strong with Neymar in it.

“As for Real Madrid? I don’t know, ask Florentino.”

PSG travel to Nice in Ligue 1 on Sunday as Emery’s men – 17 points clear of last season’s champions Monaco – close in on the title.


Inter target Lautaro Martinez likened to Aguero by Crespo

Inter target Lautaro Martinez is a similar type of player to Manchester City star Sergio Aguero and would link up well with Mauro Icardi should his expected move to Serie A go through, according to Hernan Crespo.

Racing Club attacker Martinez was heavily linked with Atletico Madrid but is widely expected to join Inter in the next year, having established himself as a rising star in Argentina’s Superliga.

Still just 20, Martinez has nine goals in 13 league games for Racing this season and 11 in his last 10 outings across all competitions.

Inter’s interest in Martinez has been widely reported since early February, with Racing president Victor Blanco even going as far as saying the deal is “90 per cent complete” at the start of March.

Martinez, who recently earned his first senior Argentina call-up, is expected to cost the Serie A giants about €27million and former Inter star Crespo believes his young compatriot has plenty to excite the San Siro crowd.

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“He is very good and can play in many roles; on the wing, as a secondary striker or up top by himself as the main striker,” Crespo told Sky Sport Italia. “He has knack for scoring and he’s an intelligent guy.

“Coming to Inter isn’t easy, he’ll need to be helped and protected. Then hopefully he can show all of his qualities from the beginning, but it won’t be a disaster if he needs a little time to settle in.

“He can play with Icardi, I don’t think there will be any problems. He reminds me a little bit of Aguero in some ways, like with his low centre of gravity, but he’s Lautaro Martinez.”

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Although Inter are enduring another underwhelming season, sitting fifth in Serie A after 27 matches, Crespo does not think fans need to panic about the prospect of Icardi – who has 18 league goals in 23 appearances – looking for an end-of-season exit.

“There aren’t many better things than being a striker and also the captain at Inter,” Crespo said.