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Tottenham Reportedly Reach Out To Jose Mourinho

Oct 17, 2019 2:09 PM

Tottenham have established contact with Jose Mourinho, according to reports out of France.

With rumors of unhappiness in the dressing room, Mauricio Pochettino has struggled this season.

Mourinho has been out of a job since getting fired by Manchester United last December.

As.com

Tags: Tottenham Hotspur, Misc Rumor

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Max Allegri 'Very Close' To Manchester United Move

Oct 16, 2019 1:41 PM

Max Allegri is reportedly close to taking over as Manchester United manager.

Allegri would then be expected to bring Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic from Juventus to United.

Tottenham are also said to be interested in the former Juventus manager.

Football Italia

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Barcelona Looking To Hand Ansu Fati New Contract

Oct 14, 2019 1:45 PM

Barcelona are looking to give Ansu Fati a new contract after promoting him to the senior side.

The 16-year-old Fati has impressed in several appearances this season.

Barcelona want to give the attacker a new contract worth $1.6 million per season, with a release clause of over $220 million.

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Edwin Van Der Sar Interested In Manchester United Director Role

Oct 14, 2019 12:40 PM

Edwin van der Sar stated his interest in the football director role at Manchester United.

"Besides my family, the wife, kids and friends, I have two loves in my life -- Ajax, who scouted me and gave me the chance to shine in the world of football and Manchester United, who helped me to develop even at the end of my career. Of course I'd be interested in a position, but at first I think I need to learn a little bit more here at Ajax and develop myself even further," said van der Sar.

The former United keeper is currently the chief executive at Ajax.

Van der Sar said that United's current struggles are down to a lack of strong voices in the locker room.

"I think for the last couple of years the strong characters have disappeared and [are] not making a difference anymore."


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Tags: Ajax, Manchester United, Misc Rumor

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Lautaro Looking To Sign New Inter Contract

Oct 10, 2019 2:15 PM

Lautaro Martinez is looking to sign a new contract with Inter, according to his agent.

Barcelona have been linked with a move for the Argentine striker, although his agent says that Lautaro is developing under Antonio Conte.

“I believe Antonio Conte’s arrival has improved Lautaro on a physical and tactical level. He has improved in so many ways, but above all his fitness levels and power. He’s always had a lot of self-confidence, playing very well against Barcelona and Juventus. Lautaro is still young and probably needs to learn how to measure out his enthusiasm and energy through the 90 minutes. He is very intelligent and knows how hard he still has to work," said Beto Yaque.

Football Italia

Tags: Internazionale, Misc Rumor

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Olivier Giroud Linked With MLS Move

Oct 8, 2019 4:39 PM

Olivier Giroud has been linked with several MLS sides, including Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, New York, or Chicago.

The Whitecaps reportedly reached out to Giroud, though Giroud made it known that he only wanted to play for the specific teams.

The 33-year-old Giroud has made just 3 appearances for Chelsea this season.

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Tags: Chelsea, Chicago Fire, D.C. United, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, Miami, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Misc Rumor

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Arsene Wenger Turned Down England Offers Due To Arsenal Allegiance

Oct 8, 2019 12:46 PM

Arsene Wenger said he turned down opportunities to manage in the Premier League due to his allegiance to Arsenal.

"I decided to move out of the Premier League because I am too linked with Arsenal. I had opportunities to work in England but I turned them down. I don't want to tell you which teams because there are other people in charge and it would unfair to them," said Wenger.

Wenger left Arsenal in 2018 following a 22 year run with the club. 

Marca

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Milan Linked With Luciano Spalletti, Stefano Pioli, Marcelino

Oct 7, 2019 6:57 PM

Milan are reportedly close to firing manager Marco Giampaolo after their early season struggles.

The club are targeting Luciano Spalletti, though they will have to figure out a compensation package with Inter.

Stefano Pioli and Marcelino are also targets for the club. 

Football Italia

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United Tracking James Maddison, 'Dream' Target Jadon Sancho

Oct 4, 2019 7:56 PM

Manchester United continues to track James Maddison as a summer transfer target with a potential £80 million acquisition.

Scouts from United have been tasked with following Maddison, though Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund is their "dream" target.

United have been criticized for lacking imagination in midfield.

Michael Boniface/Daily Mail

Tags: Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, Manchester United, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Tottenham Have No Plans To Sack Mauricio Pochettino

Oct 3, 2019 2:38 PM

Tottenham do not plan on sacking Mauricio Pochettino despite the club's recent struggles.

The club recently lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich, and were eliminated in the Capital One Cup by Colchester United.

Tottenham would also potentially have to pay Pochettino $39.5 million in a buyout.

Marca

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Sergino Dest Rejects Both Netherlands, USMNT Call-Ups

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Ansu Fati Still Not Cleared To Represent Spain

Joaquín Maroto/As.com

United Tracking James Maddison, 'Dream' Target Jadon Sancho

Michael Boniface/Daily Mail

Massimiliano Allegri Won't Take New Manager Job During 19-20 Season

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Maurizio Sarri Urging Juventus To Buy N'Golo Kante From Chelsea

Alvise Cagnazzo/Daily Mail

Massimiliano Allegri Linked With Manchester United

Fabrizio Romano & Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Gianluigi Donnarumma Rejects Contract Extension With AC Milan

Marca

Jan Vertonghen Wants New Contract At Tottenham

David Hytner/The Guardian

Gerard Pique To Meet Josep Maria Bartomeu Over Press Accusations

Luis F. Rojo/Marca

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst Could Succeed Pep Guardiola At City

Laura Beltran/Marca

Josef Martinez Will Not Play For Venezuela Coach

ESPN

Spanish FA Consider Ansu Fati For U21s, 2020 Olympic Team

José Félix Díaz/Marca

Bayern May Boycott National Team If Manuel Neuer Gets Replaced

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

Santiago Solari Close To Becoming Inter Miami Manager

Sam Stejskal/The Athletic

Diego Valeri Could Leave Timbers At End Of Season

Sam Stejskal/The Athletic

Barcelona Want Ansu Fati Available For El Clasico

Ramiro Aldunate/Marca

Barcelona Open To Megan Rapinoe Signing

Sam Marsden/ESPN

Ernesto Valverde Losing Confidence Of Barca Dressing Room

Moises Llorens & Sam Marsden/ESPN

Zinedine Zidane: 'I'm Not Bothered By The Mourinho Speculation'

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Paul Pogba To Discuss Contract Extension With Manchester United

Julien Laurens/ESPN FC