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ESPN FC News 26 Jul 21:53

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ESPN FC News 26 Jul 20:46

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ESPN FC News 26 Jul 20:30

Former 1860 Munich midfielder Stefan Aigner joins the Colorado Rapids

Jay Chapman and Dominique Badji bagged the goals as Toronto FC and Colorado split the points in Canada. The Colorado Rapids have completed the signing of German midfielder Stefan Aigner pending the finalization of a medical, a league source has told ESPN FC. The source indicated that Aigner has signed a three-and-a-half year deal. The addition of Aigner, 29, is contingent on receipt of his ITC and a P-1 visa. Aigner arrives in Colorado after spending the 2016-17 season in the 2. Bundesliga with 1860 Munich, scoring four goals in 28 league and cup appearances. He became available due to the turmoil...

ESPN FC News 26 Jul 20:25

Hummels: Competition at Bayern always welcome

Bayern Munich's Mats Hummels is always welcome to competition within the squad and embraces the competitive environment.

ESPN FC News 26 Jul 20:15

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West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 26 Jul 13:36

Paper Talk: Spurs eye Hoffenheim ace; Liverpool to sell £30.4m star

Liverpool are ready to accept a big-money bid for one of their players from Italy, while Tottenham are casting their eyes over a Hoffenheim defender, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.

 

 

LIVERPOOL READY TO LET EMRE CAN MOVE ON

Liverpool look ready to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave Anfield, according to various reports on Wednesday morning.

The Germany midfielder has just 12 months left on his existing contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree fresh terms with the club, amid strong rumours linking him with Juventus.

Now, according to The Sun, Can has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions ahead of a proposed switch to Italy.

Furthermore, the Daily Express say Liverpool value Can at around the £35million, but are likely to accept a £30.4m bid for the midfielder.

Juventus are also keen on a deal for Nemanja Matic, but Chelsea’s ¬£40m asking price for the Serbian is putting them off and it appears they see Can as a more viable option.

As a result, Matic has once again been linked with a move to Manchester United.

 

 

CAN TOTTENHAM MAKE HOFFENHEIM MAKE THEIR FIRST CAPTURE?

Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims Spurs want to sign the versatile full-back, who can play on the right or left of defence and is seen as ideal competition for Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Spurs have moved for the Germany U21 defender after efforts to land Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23, broke down over the Portuguese club’s ¬£20m valuation and complications over third-party ownership.

Toljan has just a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga side and Spurs,who are yet to sign anyone this summer, believe he could be brought in for a relatively small fee.

Hoffenheim’s director of football Alex Rosen asked about Tottenham’s interest told Bild: “If Tottenham comes and offers to triple your salary, then you can’t say too many negative things: London is an unattractive city or Tottenham a bad club. This is all very positive – and then young people think about it.”

 

AND THE REST

Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at ¬£50m by the Ligue 1 champions (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20 (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s ¬£143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions¬†(Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mirror)

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup (The Sun)

Neymar (l): Believes Philippe Coutinho is capable of playing for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him (The Sun)

Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Coutinho 

Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck (The Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies (The Sun)

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement (Daily Express)

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal (Daily Mail)

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover (Daily Mail)

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws (Daily Telegraph)

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season (The Guardian)

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West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 25 Jul 15:42

Middlesbrough reject second West Brom bid for Ben Gibson

Middlesbrough have reportedly rejected a second bid of around £21million from West Brom for centre-half Ben Gibson.

Boro have apparently turned down a second bid for Gibson, thought to be £18million plus add-ons eventually reaching £21million. However, the Teesiders remain determined to sell Gibson to a top six Premier league side.

Gibson himself is thought to be very keen to remain in the Premier League but Boro are sticking to their guns of holding out for a top six side.

This could still happen; Tottenham have been credited with a long standing interest and could still make a fresh move, although the earlier interest shown by the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City appears to have faded.

Liverpool were also thought to have held an interest in the 24 year-old but that too seems to have been put to the back burner over the last couple of weeks.

If the former England U21 international is still hoping for a move back to the Premier League, then Spurs may be his last hope as his current club seem unwilling to change their stance on who they will do business with.

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West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 23 Jul 20:00

West Brom to make £10million bid for Man United defender

West Brom are ready to ramp up their interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling this week, according to reports.

The England international only made 13 Premier League starts last campaign for the Red Devils and his future remains unclear with the addition of Victor Lindelof from Benfica this summer.

The Daily Star claims that West Brom will attempt to tie up a £10million deal for Smalling when they arrive back from their pre-season tour of Asia.

Baggies boss Tony Pulis is understood to be keen on reuniting Smalling with his former United team-mate Jonny Evans in the heart of their backline.

Leicester, Stoke and Crystal Palace are also believed to be interested in Smalling but the report claims that West Brom remain the favourites to land the centre-back.

Pulis lost Jonas Olsson to Djurgårdens near the end of last season and the centre of defence remains a key area to strengthen ahead of the new season.

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West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 23 Jul 13:12

Zaha reveals racist abuse; De Boer fuming over WBA treatment

Wilfried Zaha claimed he was racially abused on social media on Saturday, shortly after his Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer accused West Brom’s players of targeting the winger during a pre-season friendly.

The 24-year-old Ivory Coast winger was on the receiving end of some tough challenges during the Eagles’ 2-0 victory over the Baggies in Hong Kong, with the recriminations closely following the final whistle.

De Boer was first to show his dissatisfaction with Zaha’s treatment, both from West Brom and the referee, after goals from Luka Milivojevic and Bakary Sako sealed Palace third place in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

“If you want to sell the product of the Premier League and the beauty of the game, the beauty is not those kind of challenges,” said the Dutchman.

“Of course when it’s a fair challenge it’s no problem, but for example they were really looking for Wilfried Zaha so we cannot accept that. He is one of the most exciting players in the Premier League and I don’t want to think about him being out for a couple of weeks or months.

“The first challenge on him should have been a yellow card and then the player knows that he cannot do another one, but instead you give him the permit to do another challenge. I have to give Wilf a compliment because he stayed calm, spoke with his feet and made a big step forward.

“Because of his speed, quality and technique sometimes he will get past two or three players and he is so fast he will get fouled a lot. If the referee looks back then he could have had two or three more fouls in his favour.”

Zaha then added a message to his Instagram story, suggesting followers of his former club Manchester United and their rivals Liverpool had posted abuse to his timeline.

“If Man United and Liverpool fans feel better by calling me a black monkey in my messages .. feel free to carry on if it makes your day better,” he wrote.

Baggies captain Jonny Evans, getting a rare outing in midfield, left the field with an ankle problem after 23 minutes.

Manager Tony Pulis was not unduly concerned about the Northern Ireland international’s condition and hinted he may be used more frequently further up the pitch.

“Jonny got a twist of his ankle but could have carried on and was happy to, he enjoys playing that position,” said Pulis.

“But there was no point taking any chances and we kept him out of it. As I have said all along, the key thing from pre-season is to avoid injuries.

“This has been a fantastic tournament and we have thoroughly enjoyed the experience – and we are leaving with everybody intact.”

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West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 23 Jul 12:47

Paper Talk: Spurs to offload flop; Chelsea chase Brazilian striker

Chelsea are trying to muscle in on a Brazilian striker, while two English clubs are still in the race to sign Kylian Mbappe, according to the Sunday papers.

 

LIVERPOOL, CITY STILL IN MBAPPE RACE

Liverpool and Man City are among four clubs left in race to sign Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, according to a report in France

The Premier League pair are vying with Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid to sign the 18-year-old France striker, who blasted 26 goals for the Ligue 1 champions last season.

Le 10 Sport reports Arsenal are out of the race to sign Mbappe and Barcelona will only step up their interest if they lose Neymar to PSG.

The Sun reports Real Madrid will wrap up a £120million world-record move for the player in the next two week Рa report which seems like an educated guess.

Mbappe did cast doubt on his future earlier this month when he refused to confirm he would stay with Monaco.

He told Marca: “I don’t know if I will stay.”

Earlier this week¬†Monaco are threatened ¬†to report ‚Äúimportant‚ÄĚ European clubs to FIFA for making illegal approaches to Mbappe.

 

CHELSEA TO HIJACK STRIKER 

Chelsea are interested in Fluminense striker Richarlison, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The Brazil U20 international was a target for  AC Milan and Manchester United, according to Calciomercato, but now Chelsea are set to swoop for the player.

Richarlison was understood to be heading to Ajax for £12million after verbally agreeing a five-year deal, but Chelsea are trying to muscle in on the 20-year-old.

The Brazilian only arrived at Fluminense last summer for £2million, signing a four-year deal, but he has been impressing in Brazilian and several European scouts have noted his progress.

Speaking to FCInterNews.it last week, his agent Renato Velasco said: “Yes, there is interest from a few clubs in your country.

“Inter and Sampdoria, yes, but not the Rossoneri, at least not right now. The truth is that he is ready to play for any club, big or small and there is a lot of speculation around him.

“He is talking about Italy, but also England and Holland.”

 

AND THE REST

Barcelona are ready to offer £80m for Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Coutinho is “comfortable” at the club after holding talks with the player amid Barca’s interest. (ESPN FC)

Barcelona believe signing playmaker Coutinho could help keep his 25-year-old international team-mate Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are poised to take Ronald Koeman’s summer spending over ¬£130m by agreeing a deal with Swansea for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward has jetted to America for crunch talks with Jose Mourinho, who is growing impatient with United’s lack of progress in the transfer market. (Star on Sunday)

PSG are increasingly confident of signing forward Neymar for £196m from Barcelona, with the Brazilian supposedly having agreed a contract worth £27m a year after tax. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is on the verge of a £70m move to Paris St-Germain. (Standard)

Antonio Conte demands Chelsea continue splashing the cash – or risk another disastrous title defence. (Sunday Mirror)

Conte also reveals that he did consider quitting Chelsea after being left shattered by their title-winning exploits.(Sunday Mirror)

West Brom are ready to move for Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko and save his Premier League career. (Sun)

Manchester United are plotting a surprise swoop for Bolton’s England youth keeper Jake Turner. (Sun)

Juan Mata is keen to get his Manchester United future thrashed out, with his current deal due to expire next summer. (Sun)

England international Harry Kane insists he would never quite Tottenham in search of a megabucks pay deal. (Sun)

Huddersfield have warned Swansea that midfielder Philip Billing is not for sale. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are weighing up a move for Vitesse Arnhem goalkeeper Eloy Room as they seek to replace the outgoing Joel Robles. (Mail on Sunday)

Middlesbrough reject third West Brom bid for Ben Gibson worth £21m, with club determined to sell to a top-six club. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are discussing a move for Badou N’Diaye as they sweat over an injury to Cheikhou Kouyate. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo wants to head for the capital and spend the season on loan with Fulham. (Sun)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp is eyeing a move for Swansea winger Wayne Routledge and Preston striker Jordan Hugill. (Sun)

Sunderland are set to make a shock raid on Blackburn Rovers for goalkeeper Jason Steele. (Sun)

Manchester City are paying a ¬£12m premium on Benjamin Mendy transfer after caving into Monaco’s demands.¬†(Sunday Mirror)

Ashley Young could see out his Manchester United contract despite interest from Stoke. (Sunday Mirror)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists his Arsenal contract stand-off is not to do with money as Liverpool and Chelsea remain keen on the England international. (Sunday Mirror)

Monaco approach Stoke for Giannelli Imbula as the French champions look for Tiemoue Bakayoko’s replacement.¬†(Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes forward Cristiano Ronaldo “is going to stay” with the club after reports he wanted to leave Spain following tax fraud allegations. (Independent)

Chelsea will make a formal offer for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain within the next 48 hours but face competition from Manchester City for the 23-year-old. (Sunday Express)

The Stamford Bridge club have spent nearly £130m this summer but Blues boss Antonio Conte says they need to make more signings to improve the quality of the squad. (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester United are confident of signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, after missing out on Tottenham’s Eric Dier, 23. (Guardian)

United’s ¬£60m pursuit of Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, is on hold, because the French club want 21-year-old forward Anthony Martial in return. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, has told the club to buy 23-year-old Juventus striker Paulo Dybala. (Don Balon)

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says winger Riyad Mahrez “could stay” following interest from Arsenal, Spurs and Roma for the 26-year-old. (Leicester Mercury)

Algeria international Mahrez will reject a move to Roma as he tries to push through a £35m switch from the Foxes to Arsenal. (Sun)

Defender Matteo Darmian, 27, says he is happy to stay at Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with a return to Italy. (Independent)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring another “one or two quality players” to the club before the end of the transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea are monitoring 18-year-old Montreal Impact winger Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla after he was recommended by former Blues striker Didier Drogba. (Sun)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, hopes the club will bring in a few more defenders this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa’s decision to leave defender Tommy Elphick, 29, and striker Ross McCormack, 30, out of their pre-season games in Germany has given Sunderland hope of signing the pair. (Birmingham Mail)

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