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Man Utd star Ronaldo wishes Ten Hag luck as new boss


Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has backed Erik ten Hag to impress once he takes up the reins at Old Trafford.

Ten Hag has already been appointed United's next permanent manager, a role he will assume once finishing the current season with Ajax.

His exploits with the Dutch giants have won him many admirers, including the legendary Portugal striker.

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Fabregas confirms Monaco exit


Ex-Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas has confirmed that he will not be returning to Monaco next season.

The 35-year-old midfielder endured a disappointing season in Ligue 1, playing just twice after a succession of injuries kept him on the sidelines.

And he is keen to turn the page on what he dubbed the "worst year of my life".

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Bayern reach out to Liverpool star Mane


Wolff to sign Austin FC extension


Dest wants Barcelona stay


Sergino Dest has decided he wants to stay at Barcelona, Marca claims.

The Camp Nou side would consider selling the USMNT star for the right price but he wants to stay and succeed at the club.

Perisic nears Chelsea move (Calciomercato)


Ivan Perisic looks set to leave Inter at the end of the season.

The winger's contract expires at the end of the season and he is not expected to renew his deal, with Calciomercato saying he is close to an agreement with Chelsea.

Lukaku hits out after agent suggests Chelsea exit


Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku insist he was the only one who would make decisions on his future following suggestions that he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The striker posted a statement on Instagram distancing himself from the representative's comments.

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Parma set to release Maresca


Paiva to become next Leon coach


De Tomas will not move to Sevilla


Werner doesn't regret choosing Chelsea over Liverpool


Timo Werner says he does not regret joining Chelsea instead of Liverpool.

The 26-year-old admits he considered making the switch to Anfield instead of Stamford Bridge when it came time to leave his homeland, but he is happy with the decision he made.

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Bouanani to join Nice


Lille youngster Badredine Bouanani is on the verge of joining Nice, according to Foot Mercato.

The 17-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season and he is set to reject interest from Lyon and Bordeaux to make the move to Nice.

Union Berlin target Doekhi


Union Berlin are plotting a summer move for Vitesse defender Danilo Doekhi.

De Telegraaf reports the Bundesliga side have a four-year contract waiting for the 23-year-old.

Dybala heading to Premier League?


Paulo Dybala could be on his way to the Premier League this summer.

Calciomercato reports the Argentine's agent is in London to hold talks over a possible transfer when he leaves Juventus at the end of the season.

De Jong wants to snub Man Utd for Barca stay (Cadena Ser)


Frenkie de Jong is ready to snub any interest shown in him from Manchester United as he wants to stay at Barcelona, claims Cadena Ser.

The Netherlands international midfielder is said to have no interest in making a move to Old Trafford, despite such a switch over the summer allowing him to be reunited in England with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.


Spurs face competition for Sporting star Palhinha


Tottenham are, according to Jeunes Footeux, set to face competition from a number of Premier League rivals in the race to sign Sporting star Joao Palhinha.

The highly-rated midfielder is also said to be attracting admiring glances from Wolves, Leicester and Everton.

McClaren set to join Ten Hag at Man Utd


ESPN reports that former England manager Steve McClaren is poised to form part of Erik ten Hag’s new coaching team at Manchester United.

The former Middlesbrough and Derby boss previously spent time at Old Trafford as an assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson and is now preparing to retrace those steps.

Man Utd ready to include Martial in Osimhen bid (AreaNapoli)


Manchester United are not giving up on their efforts to lure Victor Osimhen away from Napoli and are ready to include Anthony Martial in any transfer package, reports AreaNapoli.

With a France international out of favour at Old Trafford, having been allowed to join Sevilla on loan in January, he will be offered as a makeweight as the Red Devils seek to sweeten a deal for a Nigerian forward starring in Serie A.


Sterling, Abraham & Tielemans? Petit’s Arsenal transfer plan


Arsenal are being linked with a number of potential transfer targets heading towards the summer window, with Mikel Arteta expected to be kept busy on the recruitment front – especially if he can secure a return ticket to the Champions League this season.

From Raheem Sterling to Tammy Abraham via Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Youri Tielemans, an arrivals lounge at Emirates Stadium may be about to see plenty of footfall, with Gunners great Emmanuel Petit offering his take on who should be snapped up.

Check out what he has had to tell GOAL right here.

Everton interested in Man City keeper Bazunu


Manchester City goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu has emerged as a potential target for Everton, claims The Independent.

The Republic of Ireland international could be approached by the Toffees if they agree to offload England star Jordan Pickford during the next window.

Newcastle monitoring Leicester goalkeeper Schmeichel


Newcastle remain in the hunt for a new No.1, and talkSPORT claims that search could lead them to Leicester shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel.

The Magpies want a reliable option between the sticks next season and a title-winning Denmark international would tick plenty of boxes for them.

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Rogic & Bitton leaving Celtic


Real Madrid interested in the ‘new Benzema’


Real Madrid have, according to Defensa Central, taken a shine to Nice forward Amine Gouiri.

The 22-year-old has been dubbed ‘the new Benzema’ and could follow the real thing to Santiago Bernabeu after seeing the Blancos miss out on Erling Haaland to Manchester City.

Man Utd keen on Feyenoord full-back Malacia


Manchester United are keeping a close eye on Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia, claims But! Football Club.

Lyon are also said to be monitoring the 22-year-old defender, who is already a senior international for the Netherlands.

Cardiff target striker duo


Cardiff City are watching Brighton’s Andi Zeqiri and The New Saints striker Declan McManus as they look to strengthen their forward line, report Wales Online.

Zeqiri, 22, has recorded two goals and two assists in 22 appearances on loan at Augsburg in the Bundesliga this season.

McManus currently plays in Welsh football, scoring 31 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions in 2021-22 with six in the Europa League qualifying rounds.

Why Man Utd & Ronaldo have taken a shine to Farias


Facundo Farias' name is on many people's lips right now in Argentina, product of his virtuoso performances for Colon over the past two seasons.

Farias, 19, began the year in the middle of a vicious tug of war for his services between Boca and River, with both giants desperate to clinch his signature.

The versatile forward, who can play down the middle, on either wing or in a withdrawn playmaking position, is now being watched by Manchesterr United and is admired by Cristiano Ronaldo.

You can read all about him in our profile piece here.


Liverpool 'prioritise Salah deal over new striker'


Liverpool will not be bounced into trying to sign a new striker after Manchester City confirmed a deal for Erling Haaland, according to Caught Offside.

Man City made a major early statement in the transfer market by annoucing the Borussia Dortmund forward on a £51 million deal this week.

However Liverpool's transfer priorities are reportedly tieing Salah to a new deal and buying a new midfielder, with Aurelien Tchouameni a top target.

Man Utd dealt De Jong blow


Manchester United have been dealt a potential blow in their attempts to sign Frenkie De Jong, report Mundo Deportivo.

Barcelona would be willing to accept a bid of around €60 million (£51m/$63m) for the midfielder, who is a target for the Red Devils.

However De Jong’s priority for next season is to play in the Champions League, and Man Utd were unable to qualify after a disappointing campaign.

Chelsea keen on Sangare as alternative to Rice (The Mirror)


Chelsea are tracking PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, claims The Mirror.

The Blues are reluctant to meet West Ham’s asking price for Declan Rice, which could pass nine figures, and may be able to prise a talented 24-year-old Ivory Coast international away from the Netherlands for around £30 million ($37m).


Phillips to leave Liverpool in £8m deal


Nat Phillips is wanted on a permanent basis at Bournemouth, reports Express Sport, with Liverpool expected to cash in on the defender for around £8 million ($10m).

The 25-year-old centre-half helped the Cherries to promotion back into the Premier League after making a January loan switch to the south coast and is expected to be given the chance to remain at the Vitality Stadium.

Man City have no plans to rival Utd for De Jong (The Telegraph)


The Telegraph reports that Manchester City have no intention of rivalling Manchester United in the race for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

The Blues were reported to be mulling over a move for the Netherlands international, but that interest has cooled and the Red Devils will get a clear run at the Dutch star in the summer window.


Real Madrid ready lucrative contract offer for Vinicius


Real Madrid are, according to Mundo Deportivo, preparing to put a lucrative contract offer to Vinicius Junior.

The Brazilian forward is still working on the terms agreed when he moved to Spain but, after starring for the Blancos this season, his value to the cause at Santiago Bernabeu will be recognised in a new deal.

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Canada manager drawing interest from England


Canada manager John Herdman is drawing interest from England club teams, reports the Mirror.

QPR, Blackburn and Burnley are among the clubs interested in Herman, who came up in the Sunderland academy during his playing days.

After leading Canada's women's team to the Olympics, Herdman has built the men's program, helping Canada reach the World Cup in Qatar.

Juventus confident of Pogba deal (Mirror)


Midfielder could return to former Turin club

Juventus believe they are favourites to sign Paul Pogba, according to the Mirror.

Paris Saint-Germain are also in the running to sign Pogba, while Real Madrid are also considering pursuing the France star.

Juventus, though, are ready to offer £160,000-a-week with bonuses and a signing-on fee, which they believe will be enough to sign Pogba this summer.

Rice to turn down West Ham's latest offer


Declan Rice is set to reject West Ham's latest contract offer, according to ESPN.

The club is still expecting to keep hold of Rice this summer, despite the fact that the midfielder has turned down multiple offers.

The latest offer is an eight-year deal that would tie him to the club through 2030.

Coutinho takes massive pay cut to seal permanent Villa move


Clubs chasing the next Lautaro


Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Juventus, Arsenal, Tottenham, Inter and Milan are chasing Charly Alcaraz, a player hailed as the next Lautaro Martinez.

According to Marca, the 19-year-old Racing star is becoming a hot commodity, with Wolves and PSV also interested.

Alcaraz is under contract until 2026, and Racing would request a massive fee from any European team interested.

Man Utd starlet Garnacho set for new deal


Manchester United starlet Alejandro Garnacho is set to be rewarded with a new contract, reports the Daily Mail.

The teenager was named the club's Young Player of the Year and made his first-team debut against Chelsea last month.

He scored twice in Man Utd's FA Youth Cup triumph and is now set to be rewarded with a new contract.