Soccer Wiretap

Barcelona Refuse Matthijs De Ligt's Salary Demands

Jun 23, 2019 5:08 PM

Barcelona have failed to come to personal terms with Matthijs de Ligt after the Dutch centerback asked for a salary of over $13.5 million per season.

De Ligt is no longer considered an option for Barcelona. 

Juventus are now considered favorites to sign the 19-year-old.

Luis F. Rojo/Marca

Tags: Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus, Transfer Rumor

Sevilla Interested In Dani Ceballos

Jun 23, 2019 4:59 PM

Dani Ceballos has reportedly drawn the attention of Sevilla and Monchi.

Ceballos is not considered a part of Zinedine Zidane's plans for next season.

Ceballos played for Real Betis before moving to Madrid. 

Alberto Fdez.S/Marca

Tags: Real Madrid, Sevilla, Transfer Rumor

Raul Officially Named Castilla Manager

Jun 23, 2019 4:57 PM

Raul has officially been unveiled as manager of Real Madrid's Castilla.

Raul managed the club's U-15 side last season and drew rave reviews.

"I am very excited and happy for this opportunity that the club has given me after getting my (coaching) license and after only one year with the youth team. It's a very important challenge but I have a lot of desire to face it and I hope to live up to it, and to instil in the guys what Real Madrid are all about," said Raul. 


Tags: Real Madrid, IQ

Junior Firpo Drawing Interest From Manchester United, Liverpool

Jun 23, 2019 4:53 PM

Manchester United and Liverpool are linked with a potential move for Real Betis' Junior Firpo.

The 22-year-old left back has a release clause of $56.8 million. 

Miguel Á. Morán/Marca

Tags: Real Betis, Transfer Rumor

Dani Alves To Leave PSG

Jun 23, 2019 4:49 PM

Dani Alves has announced that he will leave PSG this summer. 

“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences. “I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club. I would like to thank all the staff for their affection, respect and complicity from day one... you make this club a little more special," announced Alves.

The 36-year-old Alves has yet to reveal his next destination. 

The Guardian

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Transfer Rumor

Juventus Now Favored To Sign Matthijs de Ligt

Jun 22, 2019 12:06 PM

Juventus has jumped PSG as favorites to sign Matthijs de Ligt.

Juventus, who have a good relationship with de Ligt's agent Mino Raiola, are expected to offer a salary of over $500,000 per week.

Juventus have yet to make a formal offer to Ajax for de Ligt. 

Fabrizio Romano & Marcus Christenson/The Guardian

Tags: Juventus, Transfer Rumor

PSG Open To Selling Neymar

Jun 22, 2019 10:14 AM

Paris Saint-Germain are open to selling Neymar this summer, but have yet to receive a formal offer.

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017 for €222 million.

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

Julien Laurens/ESPN

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

Chelsea Name Petr Cech As Technical And Performance Advisor

Jun 21, 2019 7:34 PM

Petr Cech returned to Chelsea as the club's technical and performance advisor.

Cech originally joined the club in 2004 and played for 11 seasons before moving to Arsenal.

Cech will "provide advice on all football and performance matters", as well as be responsible for building "strong links between our men's and academy teams" according to a Chelsea statement.

Tags: Chelsea, IQ

Real Madrid Reportedly Enter Matthijs De Ligt Race

Jun 21, 2019 7:29 PM

Real Madrid are linked with a potential move for Matthijs de Ligt.

De Ligt, who couldn't agree to personal terms with Barcelona, is now strongly linked with PSG.

Juventus and Bayern Munich are also linked with the 19-year-old centerback.

Christian Redondo & Rob Train/

Tags: Real Madrid, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona Put 100 Million Euro Release Clause On Mike Van Beijnen

Jun 21, 2019 7:23 PM

Barcelona have placed a 100 million euro release clause on new right back signing Mike van Beijnen.

The 20-year-old van Beijnen played on the same youth team as Frenkie de Jong.

Van Beijnen will start next season with Barcelona B. 

BBC Football

Tags: Barcelona, Official Transfer

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

José Carlos Jurado/Marca

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.

Ben Gladwell/ESPN

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.

Andreas Vou/Marca

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

Panos Kostopoulos/Marca

Marco Giampaolo Named Milan Manager
Marco Giampaolo is the 8th manager at Milan since Max Allegri left in 2014.

Football Italia

Matthijs De Ligt Rejects Barcelona Move
PSG, Juventus, and Bayern Munich are now linked with Matthijs de Ligt.

Andreas Vou/Marca

Mats Hummels To Return To Dortmund
Mats Hummels moved from Dortmund to Bayern in 2016.

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

Luis Enrique Steps Down As Manager Of Spain
Luis Enrique stepped down as manager for personal reasons.

Sid Lowe/The Guardian

James Rodriguez Set For Napoli Move
James Rodriguez will reportedly join Napoli on a year-long loan.

Football Italia

PSG Want Casemiro In Potential Neymar Swap
PSG look at Casemiro as a replacement for Thiago Motta.

Pablo Polo/Marca

Rodri, Joao Cancelo Linked With Manchester City Moves
Rodri has told Atletico Madrid of his desire to move away from the club this summer.

Fabrizio Romano & Ed Aarons/Marca

Michel Platini Taken Into Custody Over 2022 World Cup
The investigation is focused on a lunch between Michel Platini and Nicolas Sarkozy before the Fifa vote for the 2022 World Cup.

David Conn/The Guardian

Atletico Madrid Close To Marcos Llorente Transfer
Marcos Llorente could potentially replace Rodri in midfield.

Hugo Cerezo/Marca

Francesco Totti Leaves Roma, Hits Out At James Pallotta
Francesco Totti was named the technical director of Roma two seasons ago.

The Guardian