Misc Rumor - Soccer Wiretap

Real Madrid Targeting Transfer For Kylian Mbappe Or Erling Haaland

Oct 20, 2020 8:21 PM

Real Madrid are targeting either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland next summer.

Florentino Perez prefers Mbappe, who could fetch a transfer fee up to €200 million. Mbappe would prefer a move to Real Madrid over Barcelona.

Haaland has a €75 million release clause with Borussia Dortmund.

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Tags: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Mesut Ozil Left Out Of Arsenal's Premier League Squad

Oct 20, 2020 8:07 AM

Mesut Ozil may have already played his final match for Arsenal after he was left out of the club's 25-man Premier League squad.

Ozil hasn't played a single minute for Arsenal since March 7th and was not registered for the Europa League.

The only other competition the Gunners will play in before Christmas is the EFL Cup and the rules dictate "a registered player is one who would be registered and eligible to participate in a Premier League match" or is an under-21 player.

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Philadelphia Sells Brenden Aaronson To Salzburg In Record Transfer

Oct 17, 2020 7:41 AM

Brenden Aaronson has been transferred from the Philadelphia Union to FC Salzburg for an initial fee of $6 million with an additional $3 million if certain incentives are met.

The deal marks the first time that one the Union's homegrown players has been transferred to a European club, and the fee is the highest for a United States-based homegrown player in MLS history.

Barcelona also was interested in Aaronson.

Union sporting director Ernst Tanner, who prior to coming to Philadelphia spent six years as head of RB Salzburg's academy, said that Salzburg had been tracking Aaronson since the summer of 2019.

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Tags: Philadelphia Union, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Real Madrid Monitoring Gio Reyna

Oct 16, 2020 8:04 AM

Real Madrid are actively monitoring Giovanni Reyna of Borussia Dortmund.

They view Reyna as one of the game's best young players, who would also give Madrid a boost in the United States' market.

Reyna is the 17-year-old son of USMNT legend Claudio Reyna. 

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Tags: Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Paul Pogba Still Dreams Of Playing For Real Madrid

Oct 8, 2020 9:39 PM

Paul Pogba would still like to play for Real Madrid someday.

Pogba's current deal with Manchester United expires in June 2021, but includes a team option for another season. Pogba has not been contacted by Ed Woodward about one an extension.

"A lot was said but not by me. I prefer to focus on my football and my return. No one told me anything," Pogba said. "I haven't spoken with Ed Woodward about an extension or anything. So for now, I am in Manchester and I am thinking about coming back at my best level.

"Then, I think there will be a time where the club will come to me to offer me something or not. For now, nothing has happened. I am just thinking about coming back strongly physically and mentally and put on great performances for my club."

Pogba didn't hide his desire to still one day play for Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane.

"Zidane? We all heard, some things have been said. What do you want me to say? Yes, all the players would like to play for Real Madrid one day. It could be a dream. It is a dream for me. Why not? One day.

"Like I have said. I am at Manchester United and I love my club. I am performing at United, I am enjoying it and I want to do everything I can to bring this club back where it belongs. I will give my best like all my teammates."

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

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Jadon Sancho Will Remain United's Top Transfer Target

Oct 6, 2020 8:37 AM

Jadon Sancho will remain the top transfer target of Manchester United despite their inability to sign him this summer.

United refused to meet Dortmund's €120 million asking price during the transfer window.

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos and Watford's Ismaila Sarr were all considered but United were only open to a straight loan.

United will likely face competition for Sancho in the future from Real Madrid and Liverpool.

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

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Chris Smalling Leaves United For Permanent Deal With Roma

Oct 5, 2020 10:55 PM

Chris Smalling has left Manchester United to join Roma on a permanent transfer.

Smallin  impressed during his loan spell with the Serie A side last season and has joined Roma on a permanent deal.

United signed Smalling from Fulham in 2010 but found himself out of favor after the club signed Harry Maguire for a world-record fee for a defender last season.

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United Signs Edinson Cavani On Free Transfer

Oct 5, 2020 10:54 PM

Manchester United has signed Edinson Cavani on a free transfer. 

Cavani had been a free agent following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season after seven years at the club.

United are next in action away at Newcastle on Oct. 17, and Cavani has the chance to face former club PSG in the Champions League three days later.

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Arsenal Buys Thomas Partey From Atleti For $58M

Oct 5, 2020 8:51 PM

Arsenal have signed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid in a last minute deal worth £45 million ($58 million).

The Gunners had retained interest in Partey all summer. With Lucas Torreira finalizing a loan move to Atletico in a separate transaction and Matteo Guendouzi joining Hertha Berlin on loan, the space was freed for Partey to complete a dramatic deadline day switch.

Partey has signed a four-year contract with an option for a further year and will earn approximately £250,000 per week.

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Tags: Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Jack Wilshere, West Ham Agree To Terminate Contract

Oct 5, 2020 5:37 PM

Jack Wilshere and West Ham have mutually agreed to terminate his contract.

Wilshere had one year remaining on his £100,000-a-week contract.

West Ham said in a statement: "West Ham United can confirm that the Club has agreed with Jack Wilshere to a mutual termination of the midfielder's contract.

"The 28-year-old departs having played 19 times and scored once since joining the Hammers in the summer of 2018. Everyone at West Ham United would like to wish Jack all the best for his future career."

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Tags: West Ham United, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Barcelona Signs USMNT Right-Back Sergino Dest

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Chelsea Sends Ross Barkley To Aston Villa On Loan

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Dortmund Rejects $117M Offer From United For Jadon Sancho

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City Agree To $79M Transfer With Benfica For Ruben Dias

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Frank Lampard: Kepa Arrizabalaga Still Has Future With Chelsea

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United Continues To Pursue Transfer For Jadon Sancho

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Netherlands Hire Frank De Boer As Manager

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Atleti Signs Luis Suarez From Barcelona On Free Transfer

Sam Marsden, Moises Llorens/ESPN

Ansu Fati's Release Clause With Barcelona Increased To $466M

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Barcelona Backtracks On Agreement To Let Luis Suarez Leave For Atleti

Sam Marsden, Moises Llorens/ESPN

Real Madrid Pursuing Edinson Cavani

Rodrigo Faez, Moises Llorens/ESPN

Atleti Close To Deal With Luis Suarez

Sam Marsden, Rodrigo Faez/ESPN

Liverpool Close To Deal With Wolves For Diogo Jota

Fabrizio Romano, Paul Doyle/The Guardian

Spurs Finalize Deals With Real Madrid For Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon

David Hytner, Sid Lowe/The Guardian

Liverpool Completes Transfer With Bayern For Thiago

Mark Ogden/ESPN

Spurs In Talks With Real Madrid On Loan Deal For Gareth Bale

David Hytner, Sid Lowe, Jamie Jackson, Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Barcelona Prepared To Bench Luis Suarez If Transfer Not Found

Sam Marsden, Moises Llorens/ESPN

United Fear Increased Competition For Jadon Sancho Next Summer

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Chelsea Rejects Bid From Inter For N'Golo Kante

Jacob Steinberg/The Guardian

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang To Sign Three-Year Extension With Arsenal

David Ornstein, James McNicholas/The Athletic