Soccer Wiretap

Atletico Madrid Close To Joao Felix Signing

Jun 17, 2019 12:51 PM

Atletico Madrid are reportedly close to signing Joao Felix for a club record fee.

Felix currently has a $134 million release clause at Benfica.

Thomas Lemar currently holds the record signing fee for Atleti.

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Benfica, Transfer Rumor

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PSG Sell Moussa Diaby To Bayer Leverkusen

Jun 16, 2019 5:43 PM

Bayer Leverkusen have purchased Moussa Diaby from PSG for $16.8 million.

The sale was partially fueled by PSG's need to remain compliant with UEFA FFP regulations.

Diaby made 25 senior appearances with PSG last season. 

Jonathan Johnson/ESPN

Tags: Bayer Leverkusen, Paris Saint-Germain, Official Transfer

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Adrien Rabiot Could Return To PSG Following Henrique Exit

Jun 16, 2019 5:22 PM

Adrien Rabiot could make a return to PSG next season after getting frozen out of the club following a contract dispute.

Rabiot had been linked with a move to Barcelona on a free transfer this summer.

Tensions rose between Rabiot's camp and sporting director Antonio Henrique. Henrique left his position this summer, leading to a potential thaw in the relationship between Rabiot and PSG. 

Jonathan Johnson/ESPN

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Misc Rumor

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Paul Pogba Says It's Time For A 'New Challenge'

Jun 16, 2019 5:18 PM

Paul Pogba said that he was thinking about a "new challenge," further fueling speculation of a move away from Manchester United this summer.

"After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well... I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else. I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else," said Pogba.

Pogba has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Juventus.


ESPN

Tags: Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Transfer Rumor

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Max Allegri To Take Year-Long Sabbatical

Jun 16, 2019 4:48 PM

Max Allegri plans to take next season off from coaching after leaving Juventus following his 5-year run.

"The last 16 years have felt like being in a blender. You have to take time away from what you usually spend with family and friends. I'll use this year to recharge my batteries ahead of the next season," said Allegri.

Allegri was officially replaced by Maurizio Sarri at Juventus. 

Sky Sports

Tags: Juventus, IQ

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Maurizio Sarri Officially Leaves Chelsea For Juventus

Jun 16, 2019 2:04 PM

Maurizio Sarri has officially made his way to Juventus, according to a statement released by Chelsea.

"The two clubs have reached an agreement for the early termination of Sarri's contract with Chelsea FC which had two years left to run and is ending at his request," said a Chelsea statement.

Sarri said his homesickness was a reason for his desire to return to Serie A.

Sarri is the 10th Chelsea manager to leave the club before the end of their contract since Roman Abramovich took over the team i 2003. 

ESPN

Tags: Chelsea, Juventus, Signing

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Jonathan Woodgate Hired As Middlesbrough Manager

Jun 15, 2019 2:01 PM

Middlesbrough have officially unveiled Jonathan Woodgate as their new manager.

Woodgate signed a 3-year contract with the club.

“Those managers have had great success and been incredible managers, especially Gareth, who has gone on to be England manager and has done an unbelievable job. Listen, this is the start of my pathway and hopefully it builds up like that," said the 39-year-old Woodgate.

Football Guardian

Tags: Middlesbrough, Terms Agreement

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Mauricio Pochettino Targets Donny Van De Beek, Tanguy Ndombele

Jun 15, 2019 1:57 PM

Mauricio Pochettino has handed Daniel Levy his summer transfer wishlist, including Tanguy Ndombélé, Donny van de Beek, Nicolò Zaniolo and Ryan Sessesgnon.

Pochettino's future has be the topic of speculation following his desire to refresh the squad after two windows without transfers.

Tottenham must also resolve speculation surrounding the future of Christian Eriksen. 

David Hytner/The Guardian

Tags: Tottenham Hotspur, Transfer Rumor

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Aston Villa Linked With Loan Move For Ethan Ampadu

Jun 15, 2019 1:49 PM

Ethan Ampadu has been linked with a loan move from Chelsea to Aston Villa.

The 18-year-old Ampadu is highly rated among clubs looking add him on loan.

Villa represents an intriguing proposition due to assistant manager John Terry's relationship with the club.

Stuart James/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Transfer Rumor

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Chelsea Target Frank Lampard To Replace Maurizio Sarri

Jun 15, 2019 1:45 PM

Chelsea have made Frank Lampard their top target in replacing Maurizio Sarri as manager.

Chelsea would have to pay Derby County compensation to hire Lampard, who is in the first year of a 3-year deal.

Lampard is seen as an inspired choice who can galvanize a young Chelsea squad.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Misc Rumor

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Raul, Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Esteban Cambiasso All Receive UEFA Licenses
The former players received their UEFA Pro coaching licenses.

Panos Kostopoulos/Marca

Leonardo Replaces Antero Henrique As PSG Sporting Director
Antero Henrique signed Neymar and Kylian Mbappe during his 2 seasons with PSG.

Billy Munday/Marca

89% Of Chinese Football Fans Support Espanyol, According To Study
Wu Lei scored 3 goals in 16 matches last season.

Cristina Navarro/Marca

West Ham Sign Pablo Fornals For $30.3 Million
Pablo Fornals scored 9 goals in 96 matches for Villarreal.

Víctor Franch/Marca

Atletico Madrid To Pursue Centerback Mario Hermoso
Diego Godin and Lucas Hernandez will both leave Atletico Madrid this summer.

David G. Medina/Marca

Real Madrid Sign 18-Year-Old Takefusa Kubo
Takefusa Kubo played in Barcelona's youth academy before returning to Japan.

José Félix Díaz & Miguel Ángel Lara/Marca

Eden Hazard Unveiled At Real Madrid In Front Of 50,000 Supporters
Eden Hazard said he wants to win the Ballon d'Or at Real Madrid.

Juan Ignacio García-Ochoa/Marca

Southampton Sign Winger Moussa Djenepo From Standard Liege
Moussa Djenepo scored 11 goals last season for Standard Liege.

David Hytner/Football Guardian

Roberto Martinez: Eden Hazard Will Change Spanish Football
Eden Hazard was officially presented as a Real Madrid player.

Panos Kostopoulos/Marca

Aston Villa To Break Transfer Record With Wesley Moraes Signing
Wesley Moraes is Villa's 3rd signing of the summer.

John Percy/The Telegraph

Ligue 1 Announce Sponsorship Deal With Uber Eats
The deal will be worth $36.1 million through the 2022 season.

Sam Carp/SportsPro

West Brom Hires Slaven Bilic As Manager
West Brom is attempting to return to the Premier League.

Stuart James/The Guardian

PSG Nearing $84.6M Transfer For Mattijs De Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt has also received strong interest from Barcelona and Juventus.

Jonathan Johnson, Julien Laurens/ESPN

Luka Jovic Says He and Karim Benzema Are Compatible
Luka Jovic said he supported Real Madrid as a youth.

J. L. Calderón/Marca

Atletico Madrid CEO: Antoine Griezmann Will Sign With Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann has recently been linked with PSG.

Marca

Real Madrid Officially Announce Ferland Mendy Signing
Ferland Mendy is signed through the 2025 season.

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Gianluigi Buffon Interested In Porto Move
Gianluigi Buffon would potentially replace Iker Casillas in goal.

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Matthijs De Ligt's Agent Meets With PSG
Mino Raiola reportedly wants to close a deal with PSG.

Ryan Abberley/Marca

La Liga Fined For Misusing Phone App
La Liga will remove the microphone setting but protest the fine.

Amrita Khalid/Engadget

Fabian Ruiz Targeted By Real Madrid
Fabian Ruiz is not for sale, according to Napoli.

Football Italia