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Mesut Ozil Doesn't Expect To Be Sold By Arsenal

Mar 27, 2017 7:13 PM

Mesut Ozil has said he does not believe there is any truth to a report that Arsene Wenger is looking to sell him.

Ozil and Arsenal have put their extension talks on hold until after the current season.

When asked about the report, Ozil replied: "And you believe that Wenger would go to journalists before telling me? I know him differently."

On Friday, the former Real Madrid playmaker said he is still "very happy" at Arsenal but "something is not working with the team" at the moment.

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Tags: Arsenal, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Report: United Preparing Massive Offer For Neymar

Mar 27, 2017 1:16 PM

According to a report in Catalonia, Manchester United are preparing a massive offer to sign Neymar.

United is willing to double Neymar's salary with Barcelona to make him the highest paid player in England at €25 million per year. United also have strong interest in signing Antoine Griezmann of Atletico.

Chelsea also have interest in signing Neymar.

Tags: Barcelona, Manchester United, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Real Madrid Hope To Sign Alan By 2019

Mar 27, 2017 1:14 PM

Real Madrid have entered the transfer market for Alan Souza Guimaraes, a 17-year-old midfielder for Palmeiras.

Madrid have employed the services of agent Juan Figer to register their interest in Alan.

Real Madrid would like to sign Alan in 2019.

Tags: Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Fabinho: Kylian Mbappe Destined For Real Madrid Or Barcelona

Mar 26, 2017 2:58 PM

Kylian Mbappe will move to a club like Real Madrid or Barcelona at some point in his career, according to his Monaco teammate Fabinho.

Mbappe has become one of Europe's top young transfer targets.

"We know that sooner or later he'll go to a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona, or another club of that calibre," Fabinho told Chuteira F.C. "But until then we're going to enjoy him at Monaco.

"Mbappe's tremendous. For an 18-year-old, he has such maturity both on and off the pitch. He's playing a decisive role and scoring lots of goals."


Tags: Barcelona, Monaco, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Mesut Ozil Remains 'Very Happy' With Arsenal

Mar 24, 2017 1:22 PM

Mesut Ozil has said he is still "very happy" at Arsenal but "something is not working with the team" at the moment.

Ozil's contract talks with Arsenal are on hold until the summer.

"The fact is I've still got a contract in London," Ozil said in quotes reported by the Mirror. "To speculate now would be wrong. At the end of the season we will see, there will be talks. I'm very happy at Arsenal and in London."

Arsenal are only sixth in the Premier League after losing four of their last five matches, and were knocked out of the Champions League 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich.

"We are having a difficult phase. Somehow something is not working with the team," Ozil said. "We are letting in a lot of goals. Maybe it's down to self-belief. When I look at the quality of Arsenal though I'm convinced we will get on a run again soon."

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Tags: Arsenal, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Andres Iniesta Would Welcome Isco At Barcelona

Mar 24, 2017 1:21 PM

Andres Iniesta and Denis Suarez would welcome Isco at Barcelona should he decide to be the first player since Luis Enrique in 1996 to leave Real Madrid for their rivals.

Barcelona are prepared to offer Isco a five-year contract and a €20 million bonus should he join the club as a free agent in 2018.

Isco joined Real Madrid from Malaga in 2013 and has yet to sign an extension.

"He is a fantastic player, with an incredible talent," said Iniesta.

"For many years he has been done things very well and he is in one of the best teams there is.

"He is an important player not just in the national team but in his club. He is young and has many years to grow and improve."

Suarez told Cadena Ser radio: "Of course I would like to have Isco as a teammate, all good players are welcome in our team.

"Isco has an incredible talent but right now he is under contract with Real. We have to wait and see what happens. If he doesn't sign a contract extension, then we can talk."

Adriana Garcia/ESPN

Tags: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Arsene Wenger: Luis Suarez Wanted To Join Arsenal In 2013

Mar 24, 2017 1:15 PM

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal had an agreement in place with Luis Suarez to join their club in 2013.

Arsenal launched a £40 million-plus-one-pound bid for Suarez to trigger his release clause with Liverpool.

Liverpool refused to sell Suarez at the time and sold him to Barcelona for £75 million a season later.

"It was very close, we had an agreement with the player," Wenger said. "We had been wrongly advised that he had a clause, you know, with a minimum [price]. But we had an agreement with the player. You can ask him.

"I'm convinced that he wanted to join us. And then they kept him for one more year, they improved his contract and promised to sell him a year later to a club abroad."

Mattias Karen/ESPN

Tags: Arsenal, Barcelona, Liverpool, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Real Madrid Preparing Summer Pursuit Of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois

Mar 24, 2017 11:03 AM

Real Madrid are plotting to acquire both Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois this summer from Chelsea.

Real Madrid has made contact with Hazard's camp and hope they can force through a deal. Madrid do not consider the large number of star players, including the “BBC” of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, to be an impediment to his inclusion in the team.

Real Madrid are beginning to prepare for a post-Ronaldo era.

Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez could be sold to facilitate an agreement. Morata could be offered to Chelsea in part-exchange.

Hazard is in negotiations over a new contract with Chelsea but Real Madrid believes he would welcome a move to their club.

Sid Lowe/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Cologne Reject €50M Bid From China For Anthony Modeste

Mar 23, 2017 2:18 PM

Cologne have rejected a bumper offer of €50 million from China for prolific French striker Anthony Modeste but admit he could move to the English Premier League.

Modeste has scored 22 of Cologne's 37 goals this season.

Modeste's contract runs until 2021 and Cologne vice president Toni Schumacher said: "We are happy that we have turned down the offer from China.

"First it was for 40 million, then 50 million, but he left no one in doubt that he wants to stay with Cologne," Schumacher told Sky Sport News on Thursday.

He did not say which team made the offer, but reports say it was Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, who have also been linked with Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.


Tags: 1. FC Kφln, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Antoine Griezmann Could Leave Atleti This Summer

Mar 23, 2017 1:30 PM

Diego Simeone has conceded there is a possibility that the "incredible" Antoine Griezmann could leave Atletico Madrid this summer and says he would not stand in his way.

Manchester United are prepared to pay Griezmann's €100 million buyout clause.

When asked if the France international, who is contracted to Atletico until June 2021, could leave at the end of the season, Simeone told AS: "Yes, because there is a release clause and there are no guarantees. From here on in, I don't know what can happen."

Griezmann only signed a contract extension with Atletico last June, turning down a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the process.

"I spoke to him in the summer holidays, we spoke a lot and he stayed," Simeone said. "He told me that he would stay if I stayed. He then spoke to his agents to sign the [contract] documents."

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Tags: Atlιtico Madrid, Manchester United, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Chelsea, Real Madrid To Compete For Alex Sandro Of Juventus
Juventus has said Alex Sandro will not leave for less than €45 million.

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Real Madrid Interested In Theo Hernandez
Real Madrid would like to strengthen their depth at left-back.

Marco Verratti Interested In Leaving PSG For A 'Top European Club'
Marco Verratti's agent rated his chances of remaining with Paris Saint Germain next season as "very complicated."


Thiago Uninterested In Barcelona Return, Wants To Extend With Bayern
Barcelona sold Thiago to Bayern in 2013.

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Barcelona Wants Isco On Free Transfer In 2018 With €20M Sweetner
Barcelona is offering €20 million to Isco to let his contract with Real Madrid run down to join their club in 2018 when his contract is up.

Arsenal Put Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil Extension Talks On Hold
Arsene Wenger said no further talks would take place before the end of the season.

Mattias Karen/ESPN

Radja Nainggolan Doesn't Want To Leave Roma
Radja Nainggolan has become one of the most sought after players in Europe.

The Guardian

Thibaut Courtois Prefers Extension With Chelsea Over Real Madrid Move
Thibaut Courtois has dismissed speculation he could join Real Madrid in the summer.

The Guardian

Bastian Schweinsteiger Signs $4.5M Deal With Chicago Fire
Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed a designated player contract that will give pay him $4.5 million in 2017.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic Open To Move To Napoli
Mino Raiola has made several references to his client's love for Naples over the last year.

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City Preparing Biggest Roster Overhaul Since Mansour Bought Club
With up to 18 players in danger of being moved, Pep Guardiola is ready to embark on a massive overhaul.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Kylian Mbappe Bidding War Expected With Madrid, Barca, Arsenal, City
Kylian Mbappe has been compared to Thierry Henry and doesn't turn 19 until December.

Barcelona Interested In Buying Back Thiago From Bayern
Bayern are unlikely to want to sell Thiago.

City Interested In Bidding For Keylor Navas
Liverpool and Arsenal also have interest in Keylor Navas.


Real Madrid Expected To Sign Felipe Monteiro As Replacement For Pepe
Real Madrid are likely to pay Porto €25 million to €30 million for Felipe Monteiro.

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Romelu Lukaku Won't Sign Extension With Everton
Romelu Lukaku will seek a transfer from Everton.

Greg O'Keefe/Liverpool Echo

United Interested In Mesut Ozil
Manchester United have interest in signing Mesut Ozil, who played for Jose Mourinho in the past at Real Madrid.

Chris Borg/ESPN

Dortmund Confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Will Remain With Club
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has long been connected to a transfer to Real Madrid as well as Manchester City.

Joe Hart Doesn't Expect Return To City
Joe Hart was sent out on loan to Torino by Pep Guardiola in August.


LA Galaxy Offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic Richest Contract In MLS History
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's United contract runs out at the end of this season, so it would be a free transfer.

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