Soccer Wiretap

Andre Gomes Officially Joins Everton From Barcelona

Jun 26, 2019 2:06 AM

Everton have purchased Andre Gomes from Barcelona for just over $31 million.

Gomes played for Everton last season on loan.

Gomes signed for Barcelona in 2016, and made 78 appearances with the club before moving to the Premier League.

FC Barcelona

Tags: Barcelona, Everton, Official Transfer

Laurent Blanc Emerges As Contender For Newcastle Job

Jun 25, 2019 4:45 PM

Laurent Blanc is reportedly interested in taking over as Newcastle manager.

Blanc would replace Rafa Benitez, who chose not to extend his contract.

Blanc has not managed at the club level since leaving PSG in 2016.


Tags: Newcastle United, Misc Rumor

Alberto Moreno To Join Villarreal

Jun 25, 2019 4:11 PM

Alberto Moreno will join Villarreal after his Liverpool contract expires.

Moreno returns to La Liga after leaving Sevilla for Liverpool in 2014.

Villarreal also added Raul Albiol as they look to strengthen their defense. 

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Tags: Villarreal, Terms Agreement

Real Madrid To Re-Engage Kylian Mbappe In 2020

Jun 25, 2019 4:05 PM

Real Madrid will approach PSG in a potential move for Kylian Mbappe in 2020.

Mbappe has recently spoken about his desire to seek new challenges.

Real Madrid do not have enough time to negotiate with PSG this summer, but will target Mbappe next year. 

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Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Transfer Rumor

Arsenal Linked With Kieran Tierney Move

Jun 25, 2019 1:06 PM

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Kieran Tierney from Celtic.

The two clubs must negotiate a transfer fee as Arsenal want to offer no more than $22.8 million, though Celtic rates him at over $31 million.

Unai Emery sees Tierney's ability to attack in the same mold as Liverpool's Andy Robertson. 

David Hytner/The Guardian

Tags: Arsenal, Celtic, Transfer Rumor

Neymar, Barcelona Reportedly Agree To Personal Terms For Return

Jun 25, 2019 12:57 PM

Neymar has reportedly agreed to a personal deal to return to Barcelona this summer. 

Neymar is said to have signed a 5-year contract with Barcelona for a reduced salary.

PSG and Barcelona must now negotiate a transfer fee. PSG are looking for at least $227 million for Neymar. 

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Tags: Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Transfer Rumor

Chelsea Receive Permission From Derby To Interview Frank Lampard

Jun 25, 2019 10:28 AM

Chelsea has received permission from Derby to interview Frank Lampard.

Lampard is considered the favorite to become manager of Chelsea. Chelsea are ready to pay a £4 million compensation fee to Derby.

Lampard played for Chelsea for 13 seasons.

The appointment of Lampard appears to be a formality at this point.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Misc Rumor

Barcelona Not Interested In Dani Alves

Jun 24, 2019 5:50 PM

Dani Alves is interested in a potential return to Barcelona, although the Spanish club already have two right backs in Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo.

Semedo is reportedly interested in a move away from the club in search of playing time.

Barcelona have put a $113 million valuation on Semedo.

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Tags: Barcelona, Transfer Rumor

Daley Blind, Nicolas Otamendi To Provide Atletico Madrid Options

Jun 24, 2019 5:47 PM

Atletico Madrid could turn to Daley Blind or Nicolas Otamendi as they search for an upgrade at centerback.

Diego Simeone is currently pursuing Mario Hermoso, although Espanyol are not budging from their $45 million valuation. 

Simeone could turn to Blind or Otamendi is Hermoso's price does not come down. 

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Espanyol, Transfer Rumor

Rafa Benitez To Leave Newcastle

Jun 24, 2019 5:30 PM

Rafa Benitez will leave Newcastle after this contract expires on Sunday.

Benitez was unable to come to a contract extension with the club.

Benitez wanted more control over the transfer market, in addition to the ability to sign players over the age of 25.

“It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benítez will leave Newcastle United upon the expiry of his contract on June 30, 2019,” the club released in a statement.

Louise Taylor/The Guardian

Tags: Newcastle United, IQ

Quincy Promes Joins Ajax For $17.8 Million
Quincy Promes joined Sevilla from Spartak Moscow last season.

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Barcelona Refuse Matthijs De Ligt's Salary Demands
Juventus are now considered favorites to sign Matthijs de Ligt.

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Sevilla Interested In Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos is not considered to be part of Zinedine Zidane's plans for next season.

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Raul Officially Named Castilla Manager
Raul managed Real Madrid's U-15 side last season.


Junior Firpo Drawing Interest From Manchester United, Liverpool
The 22-year-old left back has a release clause of $56.8 million.

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Dani Alves To Leave PSG
Dani Alves did not reveal where he would play next.

The Guardian

Juventus Now Favored To Sign Matthijs de Ligt
Juventus are expected to offer Matthijs de Ligt a contract of over $500,000 per week.

Fabrizio Romano & Marcus Christenson/The Guardian

PSG Open To Selling Neymar
PSG expects to receive an offer from either Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United.

Julien Laurens/ESPN

Chelsea Name Petr Cech As Technical And Performance Advisor
Petr Cech played 11 seasons for Chelsea before moving to Arsenal in 2015.

Real Madrid Reportedly Enter Matthijs De Ligt Race
Matthijs de Ligt turned down a move to Barcelona earlier this summer.

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Barcelona Put 100 Million Euro Release Clause On Mike Van Beijnen
Mike van Beijnen will start next season on Barcelona B.

BBC Football

Fernando Torres To Retire From Professional Football
Fernando Torres will retire following an 18-year career.

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Inter Looking To Sign 3-4 More Players This Summer
Inter have been rumored to sign Romelu Lukaku this transfer window.

Football Italia

PSG Linked With Sandro Tonali
Sandro Tonali has been compared to Andrea Pirlo.

Football Italia

Atalanta Linked With Ex-Inter Pair Rodrigo Palacio, Fredy Guarin
Atalanta are strengthening their squad ahead of their Champions League campaign next season.

Football Italia

Maurizio Sarri: Juventus Is 'Crowning Achievement' Of Coaching Career
Maurizio Sarri added that Serie A teams need to look to the Premier League in updating its stadiums.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka Close To Manchester United Move
Crystal Palace are looking for at least $63.5 million for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Andy Hunter/The Guardian

Martin Odegaard Reportedly Close To Bayer Leverkusen Move
Martin Odegaard has spent the last three seasons on loan from Real Madrid.

Euan McTear/Marca

Diego Simeone: Joao Felix Would Force Atleti To Update Style
Diego Simeone said this summer was one of the most important he's faced since becoming manager of Atletico Madrid.

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Juan Mata Extends Contract With Manchester United Through 2021
Juan Mata has played 218 matches with Manchester United.

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