Misc Rumor - Soccer Wiretap

Thierry Henry Rumors Are 'False', Says NYRB Sporting Director

Apr 23, 2019 12:59 PM

New York Red Bull sporting director Denis Hamlett shot down rumors of Thierry Henry taking over as manager.

"Recent reports of Thierry Henry joining the New York Red Bulls are false," he said in a statement.

The NYRB have lost 4 out of their first 7 matches to start the season. 

ESPN

Tags: New York Red Bulls, Monaco, Misc Rumor

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United Could Face Mass Exodus If They Miss Out On Champions League

Apr 22, 2019 4:07 PM

Manchester United could have a mass exodus if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

United is currently sixth in the Premier League on 64 points and they no longer control their own destiny.

David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku will all consider their futures if United is out of the Champions League.

United received a bid from Barcelona for Pogba when he and Jose Mourinho were at odds.

De Gea has yet to agree to a new contract and that prospect looks remote.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Wanda Icardi Says She's Not A Witch, Mauro To Remain With Inter

Apr 19, 2019 7:59 PM

Mauro Icardi will remain at Inter next season despite recent contract disputes, said agent and wife Wanda Icardi.

“We’ll still be here next season. Mauro keeps scoring because he’s the cornerstone of the family. Now he’s calmer. He embraces everyone because he’s always had a beautiful relationship with everyone," said Icardi.

She also discussed her legal action against Mauro's sister.

“I’m not a witch. We’ve always helped his family. Ivana came to my house a couple of months ago and we opened the doors to her and her boyfriend, who is also a footballer. Mauro is a great man. I fell in love with the person, not the character. She’s been speaking ill of her brother. You can’t put a price on that. She’s learnt how to become a character.”

Football Italia

Tags: Internazionale, Misc Rumor

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Ronaldo Unlikely To See Out Juventus Contract

Apr 18, 2019 12:52 PM

Two reports out of Italy suggest that Ronaldo will not see out the entirety of his Juventus contract, with one suggesting that next year will be the striker's last in Serie A.

Juventus' elimination from the Champions League has cost the club at least $18 million, with Ronaldo's marketability in the tournament one of the primary reasons for his high-priced signing. 

Ronaldo's contract runs through 2022.

Mirko Calemme/AS

Tags: Juventus, Misc Rumor, UEFA Champions League

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Barcelona Close To Signing Matthijs De Ligt From Ajax

Apr 17, 2019 9:18 AM

Barcelona is close to reaching an agreement to sign 19-year-old center back Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.

Barcelona has the situation "under control," according to the sources.

Juventus and Bayern Munich also have interest in De Ligt, but he "only wants to listen to Barcelona."

Barcelona similarly signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, who only wanted to join Barcelona.

Moises Llorens, Sam Marsden/ESPN

Tags: Ajax, Barcelona, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Paulo Dybala Linked With Transfer To Bayern Munich

Apr 15, 2019 1:18 PM

Paulo Dybala has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich this summer.

Dybala has often played out of position this season with Juventus.

Bayern is planning a major overhaul of their roster this summer.

Jaime Candil/As.com

Tags: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Joao Felix To Open Contract Talks With Juventus

Apr 15, 2019 1:12 PM

Juventus is expected to open up talks this week with Joao Felix.

Felix currently has a €120 million release clause on his deal with Benfica. Benfica has attempted to give Felix an improved contract with a €200 million release clause.

Jorge Mendes has put extension talks with Benfica on hold.

Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United are also interested in Felix.

Juventus would love to pair Cristiano Ronaldo with Felix.

Jamie Candil/As.com

Tags: Benfica, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Jesse Marsch Hired As Manager Of RB Salzburg

Apr 15, 2019 11:57 AM

Jesse Marsch has been hired as manager of RB Salzburg.

Marsch will join from RB Leipzig, where he is an assistant.

"I am really pleased and feel honored to be able to work for this fantastic club as their next coach," Marsch said.

Marsch was hired by New York Red Bulls in January 2015 and named MLS Coach of the Year.

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Nike To Help PSG Keep Kylian Mbappe

Apr 13, 2019 7:25 PM

Nike will offer PSG financial assistance to keep Kylian Mbappe from a transfer move to Real Madrid.

The two sides are currently negotiating a new jersey contract. Nike currently pays PSG just over $28 million per season.

An increase in sponsorship money would also help PSG avoid FFP regulation. 

Carlos Forjanes/As.com

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Misc Rumor

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PSG Owners Looking To Buy Club In English Championship

Apr 12, 2019 7:13 PM

Qatar Sports Investments, the ownership group in charge of PSG, are reportedly interested in adding a team in the English Championship to their portfolio.

They are looking for a team with potential and a large fan base, with Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, or Queens Park Rangers on their list.

UEFA currently forbids two teams competing in a European club competition to be owned by the same entity.

Jason Burt/The Telegraph

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Queens Park Rangers, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Misc Rumor

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Ander Herrera To Join PSG This Summer
Herrera will reportedly sign a 3-year contract worth $235,000 per week with PSG.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Toronto FC Held 'Exploratory' Talks With Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben has also received interest from Inter Milan.

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Jurgen Klopp Shoots Down Bayern Munich Interest
Beckenbauer floated the possibility of Klopp managing Bayern.

Goal

Josep Maria Bartomeu: Barcelona Could Afford Paul Pogba In 2016
Barcelona and Real Madrid have been rumored as possible destinations for Paul Pogba if he's sold.

Moises Llorens, Sam Marsden/ESPN

Eden Hazard Close To Agreement With Real Madrid

Sport

Romelu Lukaku Will Consider Future In Summer, Interested In Italy
Romelu Lukaku appears to be considering his future at Manchester United.

ESPN

Barcelona Looking To Renew Lionel Messi's Contract
Bartomeu said that club may hand Messi a lifetime contract.

Marca

Real Madrid Looking To Give Raphael Varane Pay Raise
A new contract would make Varane one of the highest paid players on the team.

Manu Sainz & Sergio Gˇmez/As.com

Barcelona Seeking $280M-$337M In Sales To Fund Transfers
Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Ivan Rakitic could be moved by Barcelona.

Moises Llorens/ESPN

Wolves To Buy Raul Jimenez From Benfica For $39.5M
Raul Jimenez has scored 12 times in the Premier League to go with seven assists.

Stuart James/The Guardian

United Could Sell Alexis Sanchez, David De Gea, Several Others
Ole Gunnar SolskjŠr will be targeting a new right-back and central defender.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Brahim Diaz To Get Loaned Out Next Season
The club are looking to loan Diaz to a side where he could get 40 matches next season.

JosÚ FÚlix DÝaz/Marca

Pep Guardiola Has Contractual Clause To Manage NYCFC
Guardiola has an apartment in New York City, and has previously taken a sabbatical in the city between Barcelona and City appointments.

Ollie Salt/Daily Star

Atletico Madrid Looking To Add Hector Herrera, Alex Telles From Porto
Herrera has reportedly signed with Atleti on a free transfer move, according to reports.

David G. Medina/Marca

Manchester United Signs Ole Gunnar SolskjŠr To Three-Year Contract
Ole Gunnar SolskjŠr went 12 matches unbeaten in the Premier League before a defeat at Arsenal in early March.

The Guardian

Harry Kane Says He Wants To Be A Kicker In NFL
Kane said he's inspired by the self-belief of Tom Brady.

The Guardian

Jose Mourinho Interested In Ligue 1 Move
Rumors have linked Mourinho to potential openings with Monaco and Lyon.

Marca

Report: Kylian Mbappe Will Request Transfer From PSG To Real Madrid
Real Madrid could include James Rodriguez and Isco as part of a transfer for Kylian Mbappe.

As.com

Ajax To Sign Razvan Marin To Replace Frenkie De Jong
Ajax will sign Razvan Marin to replace Frenkie de Jong for Ç12 million.

Ivan Cordovilla/As.com

Real Madrid Preparing $317M Offer To PSG For Kylian Mbappe
Real Madrid pursued Kylian Mbappe in 2017, but Monaco sold him to PSG.

Agustin Martin/As.com