Monday, September 20, 2021

Juventus could swoop for Bukayo Saka (Calciomercato)

Juventus are keeping in touch with developments concerning Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka as per reports from Calciomercato.

The 20-year-old Winger is valued in the region of €50 million and has a contract until 2024.

Atletico Madrid are also said to be interested in the young englishman who is an integral part of the Arsenal setup.

Man Utd in for Kessie ( Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester United have identified Frank Kessie as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba According to Mundo Deportivo.

The 24-year-old is also set to become a free agent in June 2022 should he fail to renew his contract.

Real Madrid, PSG and Tottenham Hotspur are also closely monitoring his situation at AC Milan.

Chelsea, Barcelona vying for Juventus Defender

Chelsea and Barcelona are set to be in the race to sign Matthais De Ligt next year as per reports fichajes.

Los Blancos are also said to be interested in the Dutch centre-half who has failed to impress in Italy 

Juve not considering resigning Pogba

Juventus are not considering the option of re-signing Paul Pogba as per reports from TuttoMercatoWeb.

The Frenchman’s contract expires next summer but it seems a move back to Italy is not feasible at this moment in time.

Sanchez to be made available on a free

Alexis Sanchez will be without a club once again as Inter Milan are keen on cutting their losses on the Chilean forward as per reports from InterLive

The Nerrazurri are planning on making him available on a free agent as Manchester United once did when he failed to meet expectations at the theatre of dreams.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Lautaro Martinez to sign new deal; without release clause

The Mirror claims that Lautaro Martinez is set to sign a new deal that does not include a release clause.

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona are said to have been pursuing the Argentine Striker and this development will hamper their chances of signing him.

Lautaro Martinez’s current contract with inter expires in 2023.

Inter Milan mulling over Van de Beek swoop

Donny Van de Beek is attracting interest from Italian Outfit Inter Milan according to Calciomercato.

A move for him is set to be on the cards should his situation at Manchester United not improve in January.

The Dutchman has struggled to get playing time at the Theatre of Dreams since his £35 Million move last year September.

Cavani uninterested in Man Utd exit

Edinson Cavani is not interested in leaving Manchester United despite the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo according to ESPN

The Uruguayan Striker is focused on retaining his place back in team after a short preseason.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that he would be back in training as from next Monday.

Three clubs keeping tabs on Rudiger (Calciomercato)

Three clubs are monitoring Antonio Rudiger’s situation at Chelsea concerning talks over a new contract as per Calciomercato 

Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich could swoop for the 28-year-old Central Defender with his current deal set to expire next june.

Tuchel is keen for the German to remain at Chelsea after becoming an integral part of the team.

Barcelona keen on signing Pogba, Haaland and Olmo (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona are making moves to sign Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Dani Olmo in 2022 as per reports from Mundo Deportivo.

Paul Pogba’s Manchester United contract will expire next summer meaning he could become a free agent; Erling Haaland’s release clause of €90 million is set to be active come next june.

La Blaugrana will also try to re-sign Olmo again in the new year after failing to do so last summer.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Barcelona to swoop for Sterling in January (Sport)

Barcelona are prioritizing a loan move for Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in the next transfer window as per reports from Sport

The Englishman is keen on reuniting with his former teammate in Sergio Aguero at Barcelona after falling out of favour in Manchester.

Man Utd to extend Fernandes contract

Manchester United want to extend Bruno Fernandes contract until 2027. Official negotiations will take place shortly.

The Portugese Midfielder will soon be in talks to discuss a new Manchester United deal.

Lionel Messi’s earnings at PSG revealed (L’equipe)

Lionel Messi is earning €30 Million per season after taxes at Paris Saint-Germain according to reports from L’equipe.

The Barcelona Legend is also earning €1 Million in cryptocurrency and over the course of his three years contract at PSG, he would earn €110 million.

Three top teams interested in Coman

Kingsley Coman is wanted by three european heavyweights ahead of the next window.

Fichajes claims that Juventus, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are interesting in signing him and his time at Bayern Munich could be up come January.

Moyes: Lingard wanted Westham move

Westham Manager David Moyes said that Jesse Lingard was keen on a move back to the club last summer after sending a loan spell last season.

Although, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the Westham Manager that Manchester United wanted to keep the Winger.

When asked if Jesse Lingard rejected a move; Moyes said: “No, nothing like that at all. Ole made it clear to me quite early in the transfer window that he wanted to keep him. 

So I knew pretty early in the transfer window that he was staying at Manchester United."

Monday, September 6, 2021

Mo Salah not asking for £500k in Liverpool Contract talks

Mohammed Salah is still in contract talks with Liverpool as per reports from Liverpool Echo.

Although, The Egyptian Star is not asking for as much as £500,000 to sign a new contract as previously said in earlier reports.

Tuchel wants to sign Sane (The Express)

Thomas Tuchel would be keen on signing Leroy Sane as per reports from The Express.

The Blues are confident of signing him ahead of Tottenham and Arsenal as they can offer him Champions league football.

Chelsea could offer three players to push the deal through for the German Winger.

PSG hoping Mbappe will sign new deal

According to reports from The Athletic, PSG are hoping Kylian Mbappe signs a new contract with his current contract winding down.

Les Perisiens turned down a €200 Million Bid for Real Madrid late in the just concluded summer transfer window.

Liverpool considering Soler Option

Liverpool have highlighted Valencia’s Carlos Soler as a potential transfer signing in January as per Todo Fichajes.

The Midfielder is said to have a £125 Million release clause amid interests from the Reds and Spurs.

Man Utd to pay Ronaldo transfer fee in Installments

Manchester United will pay €15m guaranteed to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo Signing but in five years as per Fabrizio Romano. 

It would €3m per year until 2026, five different installments each year until then.

€8m add ons are also included in the deal signed by both parties 

Milan end interest in Corona

AC Milan will not be vying for Jesus Corona in January as per reports from Calciomercato.

The Rossoneri bidded €10 Million for the 28-year-old in the summer which was turned up and they have now decided to pay attention to the development of Junior Messias in Crotone

Foden in line for Bumper new deal

Manchester City Midfielder Philip Foden is in talks with the club for a new contract according to the Manchester Evening News.

Although, Foden’s current deal does not expire until 2024, it is said that City are keen on extending for a further three years.

Foden made 28 Premier league appearances for Manchester City last season.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

OFFICIAL: Burnley sign cornet

Burnley have announced the signing of Maxwel Cornet from Olympique Lyon; official and confirmed by SOCCER PUNCH.

The Ivory Coast International has joined the clarets on a five-year-contract until 2026.

Sheffield United interested in Caballero

Sheffield United are hoping to replace the already departed Aaron Ramsdale with Willy Caballero on a free transfer before the window shuts; SOCCER PUNCH has learnt.

Rangers are also in the race for the 39-year-old shotstopper.

Sky Italia: Chelsea to miss out on Saul Niguez

Sky Italia reports that Chelsea will miss out on the signing of Saul Niguez this summer.

The Blues did submit an official bid for the Midfielder but have reportedly not matched Los Rojiblancos Valuation.

Manchester United are also keen on the 26-year-old.

Torino vying for Leicester's Dennis Praet

Dennis Praet is attracting interest from Torino as per reports from Fabrizio Romano.

The Belgian joined Leicester City from Sampdoria in a £17 Million deal but has yet to feature this season.

The foxes have a decision to make on Dennis Praet's future as the summer transfer window winds down.

Wolves confirm Hee Chan Hwang signing

Wolves have announced the signing of Hee Chan Hwang from RB Leipzig official and confirmed by SOCCER PUNCH.

The English announced the transfer on their official Twitter account as the bull becomes their latest signing

Milan keen on Brest Midfielder

AC Milan are interested in signing Romain Faivre from French club Brest according to reports from Gazetta Dello Sport.

Although Brest's valuation of €15 Million for the Midfielder may be a major stumbling block.

Diallo to Feyenoord deal could be at risk

Although, an Agreement has been reached for Amad Diallo to Feyenoord with player and Manchester United since yesterday with medical and travel also scheduled.

The deal is now ‘in danger’ because of an injury which Diallo suffered in his last training session with Manchester United; according to Fabrizio Romano

Saturday, August 28, 2021

OFFICIAL: Aston Villa Striker departs for Belgium on loan

Aston Villa Striker Wesley has left the club; official and confirmed by SOCCER PUNCH.

The Villians confirmed that Wesley have joined Club brugge  on loan with a tweet wishing him good luck in Belgium on their official Twitter account.

Lautaro Martinez close to new contract extension (Fabrizio Romano)

Lautaro Martinez will soon sign a new deal with Inter Milan once the issue of Buy out clause is removed in his current contract as per reports from Fabrizio Romano.

The clause was included in his current deal which states that the Argentine is available for €111 Million in July.

Both parties are prepared to sign a new deal with the work still in progress.

Feyenoord join PL clubs & Bundesliga clubs in Diallo race (Fabrizio Romano)

Feyenoord have now entered the race for Amad Diallo on loan according to Fabrizio Romano.

Talks are still ongoing for him with some premier league and bundesliga club too interested in his services.

Diallo will have to make a decision on his future in the next hours

DONE DEAL: Odriozola signs for La Viola

Fiorentina have confirmed that they have signed Alvaro Odriozola on a temporary deal as per reports from their official Twitter account.

SOCCER PUNCH can confirm that Odriozola will wear the number 29 shirt this season.

Atalanta close to Koopmeiners capture

Teun Koopmeiners is very close to joining Atalanta, deal at final stages as per reports from Fabrizio Romano

 Atalanta are closing on deal after personal terms agreed until June 2026. 

The Final fee is in the region of €14 Million

DONE DEAL: Westham sign Zouma from Chelsea

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea for a fee in the region of £30 Million; SOCCER PUNCH can confirm.

The 26-year-old has signed a contract until 2025 with the hammers; official and confirmed.

The East London club confirmed the acquisition on the official Twitter account.

Vlahovic to stay put at Fiorentina

Fiorentina Star Dusan Vlahovic has decided to stay with the La Viola this summer as per Fabrizio Romano.

Dusan Vlahovic said this when speaking about his future: "I’ve received top proposals this summer, really big also for the club but I was never pushing to leave. I wanted to stay at Fiorentina and I’m staying, yes”

Friday, August 27, 2021

PSG want Richarlison as possible Mbappe replacement (Skysports)

Paris Saint-Germain have identified Richarlison as an ideal replacement for Kylian Mbappe should he leave the Parc de Princes this summer; Skysports Claims
Following Real Madrid's improved bid for the Frenchman, PSG may have to accept to let him go as they could lose him for free next summer.

Although, The French Giants are still keen on keeping Mbappe at this point in time despite his refusal to sign a new deal

Bayern Munich keen on Ginter (Sport BILD)

Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter is attracting interest from Bayern Munich - according to BILD

The Bavarians are considering bringing in the 27-year-old midfielder on a free transfer when his current contract expires next summer.

Fulham announce new contract for Striker

Aleksander Mitrovic has signed a new long term contract with Fulham Football Club earlier today.

The London club announced the new deal for the lethal Striker on their official website alongside their official Twitter account.

Casemiro signs new deal

Brazilian Midfielder Casemiro has signed a new contract with Real Madrid until 2025; official and confirmed by SOCCER PUNCH.

Real Madrid announced the new deal for the Midfielder this afternoon on their official Twitter account.

Allegri rules out Mckennie exit (Fabrizio Romano)

Weston Mckennie won't be leaving Juventus this season; Official and confirmed from Italian Journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Juventus Manager Max Allegri when asked on the Midfielder's future said: Weston McKennie has to stay here at Juventus, he’s not for sale. He’s part of the project and he can improve”. Tottenham have never made any official bid. 

Matty Longstaff joins Aberdeen on loan

Matty Longstaff has joined Scottish side Aberdeen FC on a season long loan move; confirmed by SOCCER PUNCH

The Magpies announced his temporary departure with a tweet on their official Twitter account this afternoon

Ronaldo now close to joining Man United

SOCCER PUNCH can confirm that Ronaldo won't join Manchester City as the club has ended talks in signing him.

The Portuguese Star has made his desire known of wanting to leave Juventus and was said to be keen on a move to City.

Cristiano Ronaldo is now said to be close to a move to Manchester United after the Red devils expressed interest in him.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Spurs keen on Weston Mckennie

Tottenham are currently in talks to sign Weston McKennie from Juventus, SOCCER PUNCH have learnt from the Independent.

The Serie A side may be open to selling the United States international for a fee in the region of £40 Million.

Tottenham Hotspur Director Fabio Paratici is hoping to sign the Midfielder for Spurs after signing him for Juventus during his time there.

OFFICIAL: Willian Jose joins Real Betis on loan

Willian Jose has joined Real Betis from Real Sociedad on loan; SOCCER PUNCH can confirm.

Real Sociedad posted a confirmatory message on their Twitter account thanking and wishing him good luck for the season

OFFICIAL: Correa signs for Inter Milan

Joaquin Correa has signed for Inter Milan from Lazio; SOCCER PUNCH can confirm.

The Milan based club confirmed the signing of the forward on their official Twitter account.

Man City in talks with Juventus for CR7

SOCCER PUNCH has learnt from Goal that Man City are currently in talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.

Ronaldo has indicated his desire to leave Juventus in search of a new challenge after three years in Turin.

City could do a deal for Ronaldo after continuous rebuff from Tottenham Hotspur for Harry Kane

Leverkusen confirm new signing from toulouse

Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed the signing of Amine Adil from FC Toulouse according to a tweet from their official Twitter account.

Adil has signed a five year deal with the German club.

Madrid make new £147.5 Million offer for Mbappe

Sky Sports are saying that Real Madrid have increased their offer for Kylian Mbappe to £147.5 Million.
According to Multiple reports, an initial offer for the Striker worth £137 Million was rejected.

Bakayoko closing in on Milan loan move

Tiemoue Bakayoko is close to completing a move to AC Milan as per Fabrizio Romano.

The Frenchman returns to Milan again on a loan deal with an option to buy for €20 Million.

The Deal is worth €500k and Bakayoko will extend his Chelsea contract until 2023.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Rafinha keen on PSG exit

Rafinha is keen on leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer according to Calciomercato

The 28-year-old midfielder preferred destination is AC Milan after taking a loan stint in the city previously in 2018.

Rafinha fits the target profile of technical director Paolo Maldini

Chelsea were told to pay €50 Million annual salary for Haaland

BILD reports that Mino Raiola requested for €50 Million annual salary for his Client Erling Haaland alongside a €40 Million agent fee for himself during talks earlier this summer.

Chelsea ultimately Decided against bidding for him after Haaland's agent proposal.

The Black and Yellows have ruled out the sale of Haaland this summer after the blues opted out.

Atletico Madrid identify Saul replacement

Atletico Madrid has identified Pablo Sarabia as a replacement for Saul Niguez if he exits the Wanda Metropolitano this summer as per reports from Marca.

Manchester United and Chelsea are in the race for Saul Niguez's signature before the window shuts.

Sarabia had a wonderful Euros helping Spain reach the semi-finals

RLC an option for AS Roma

Jose Mourinho sees Ruben Loftus-cheek as a more preferable option to Miralem Pjanic as per Corriere Dello Sport

A loan deal could be agreed with an option to buy permanently for €16 Million [£14 Million]

The Giallorossi has stopped short of signing Pjanic has his wage demands are too high.

Newcastle could swoop for Rangers Midfielder

Newcastle United are considering making a late bid for one Rangers Midfielder as per Team talk

The magpies are looking at him as a potential replacement for Isaac Hayden who could leave before the window shuts.

Glen Kamara is also receiving interests from some other premier league sides.

Chelsea to hand new contracts to some players

Chelsea are poised for future contract talks with Jorginho, N'golo Kante, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger according to Fabrizio Romano

The meetings to discuss contract extensions has been scheduled to hold in the next weeks/months.

United to sell stars before further signings

Manchester United have to sell some high-profile players in their squad before they can land new signings according to ESPN

The Red devils have been recently linked with Eduardo Camavinga and Atletico Madrid Star Saul Niguez.

The Sale of the likes of Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly is proving difficult as United haven't received any offer for them to leave the Theatre of Dreams permanently.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Aguero will wear Messi’s “no. 10” Jersey

El Larguero claims that Sergio Aguero will be given Lionel Messi’s famous “no.10” Jersey at Barcelona.

The Striker who is currently injured will wear the shirt number after seeing his countryman depart Barcelona on Friday.

Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay will wear the Number 17 and 9 shirt respectively.

Bayern to announce new deal for Kimmich

FC Bayern are planning to announce the contract extension of Joshua Kimmich according to Fabrizio Romano 

The Versatile player is set to stay at the Allainz Arena. The Bavarians are now in talks also for Leon Goretzka with a new agreement to be extended as soon as possible

Four PL clubs interested in Liverpool defender

Liverpool have been asked about the availability of Nathaniel Phillips as per The Athletic

Newcastle United, Burnley, Brighton and Southampton are interested in the 24-year-old’s services with the Reds unwilling to sell.

Liverpool have placed a £15 Million Valuation on him.

Newcastle vying for Willock

Newcastle United are in talks to sign Joe Willock from Arsenal according to the Daily Mail.

The Magpies have been impressed with his performances while on loan at their club last season and are willing to sign him on a permanent deal for £20 million.

The Tyneside club have also highlighted Oliver Skipp as another option should they be unable to get the Arsenal midfielder.

Inter in talks with Roma over Dzeko

Inter Milan are in talks to sign Edin Dzeko as their new Striker according to Italian Journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Personal terms have been agreed over a two year contract and both clubs are now in direct contact to reach an agreement over the transfer.

Barca trying to Sabotage Messi’s PSG move

Barcelona are trying to block Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain as they feel a deal will breach the rules of Financial Fair Play.

According to Marca, The Blaugrana have filed a complaint to the court of appeals concerning the finances of the French Giants.

Lionel Messi’s annual salary is said to be in the region of €40 Million (with add ons) and a huge signing fee.

Roma to replace Dzeko with Icardi

Mauro Icardi is a subject of transfer interest from Jose Mourinho’s Roma as per reports from Gazetta dello Sport.

The Giallorossi are planning to replace Edin Dzeko who seems on his way to Inter Milan with a Former Inter Milan Striker.

Lazacette, Scamacca, Seferovic and Azmoun are also on their shortlist.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Mbappe, Neymar set for increased wage deal

Paris Saint-Germain are hoping a payrise will help pin Kylian Mbappe down at the club as per Le10sport.

Due to Messi’ availability in the Market, Mbappe may be poised to leave Parc des Princes this summer.

Neymar will also be offered a payrise as PSG hope to keep their prized assets.

Messi’s Representatives waiting for contract proposal

The Representatives of Lionel Messi are waiting for an official contract prosposal to come this weekend so that a move can be completed as per reports from Fabrizio Romano 

Leo Messi will accept the contract proposal as PSG are offering €35M (with add ons) Until 2023 with the option of a further year.

Aguero won’t push for Barcelona exit

Sergio Aguero is not desperate on leaving Barcelona after finding out that Lionel Messi won’t be continuing his career at Barcelona.

Marca Claims that the Former Manchester City Striker is happy to remain at Camp Nou without his fellow countryman.

Lazio want more than €20M for Correa

Lazio want a bid of more than €20M for Joaquin Correa from prospective suitors according to Corriere dello Sport.

Tottenham, Leicester City and Everton are said to be interested in the forward while Arsenal made a €20M bid which was regarded as “inadequate” for the Argentine 

Man Utd, Real Madrid could have signed Grealish

Manchester United and Real Madrid had the chance of signing Jack Grealish before he eventually completed a move to city as per The Athletic 

It is said that Aston Villa were waiting for a bid from Manchester United and Real Madrid before eventually agreeing to a World Record bid from the citizens.

Chelsea agree deal in principle for Lukaku

SOCCER PUNCH has learnt from Goal’s Chelsea Correspondent Nizaar Kinsella that a deal between Chelsea and Lukaku has been agreed in Principle.

The Striker could be officially announced as a Chelsea player once again in early next week (Monday or Tuesday).

Lukaku is set to earn £12M-a-year from a five year contract.

Everton Goalkeeper set for loan move

According to the Liverpool Echo, Joao Virginia will be leaving Everton on loan ahead of the new season.

The 21-year-old was left out the squad who played Manchester United in a preseason friendly on Saturday.

Friday, August 6, 2021

OFFICIAL: Matheus Pereira signed by Saudi Club

Matheus Pereira has joined Saudi Professional League Side Al Hilal; Official and Confirmed by Westbromwich Albion.

According to a tweet from the Club’s official website, The Winger has been signed from €20 million on a three-year deal.

Maddison flattered by Arsenal links

Leicester City Midfielder James Maddison is flattered to be linked with a move to North London giants Arsenal claims Caught Offside

Despite the interest, The England International is not desperate for a move away from the King Power Stadium before the summer transfer window ends.

Mbappe’s contract extension is PSG’s top priority

Paris Saint-Germain are prioritizing the extension of Kylian Mbappe’s contract than signing Lionel Messi as per Culture PSG

Lionel Messi is now a free agent after talks of a Contract Extension broke down between his party and Barcelona. 

Although, Offering a new contract to Mbappe is viewed as “more important” to the Ligue 1 club hierarchy.

Villa’s bid for Southampton Midfielder Snubbed

According to Football insider, Southampton have ignored a bid from Aston Villa for James Ward-Prowse.

A bid in the region of £25 Million was said to be made for him as the Villains remain interested in the England International.

Burnley in Contract talks with Dyche

Burnley are currently holding talks with their Manager Sean Dyche over a new deal at Turf Moor.

SkySports can confirm that Dyche is willing to discuss a new contract with the club and wont be bothered if he is to remain at Turf Moor for more years.

Dybala still in contract talks with Juventus

Paulo Dybala is still locked in talks with Juventus over a new contract as per reports from Goal.

More contract talks is set to continue on Saturday as the Argentine’s future continues to be linked away from Allainz Stadium.

Lukaku agrees deal with Chelsea

According to Football London, Romelu Lukaku has agreed terms on a five years contract with Chelsea.

The Belgian may be keen on a move back to Chelsea and many reports close to the striker says the 28-year-old feels he has unfinished business at West London

Lukaku won the Serie A with Inter Milan last season.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Neto attracting interest from two PL Clubs

Two Premier league clubs are in the race for Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto as per reports from SPORT

The 32-year-old may leave the Camp Nou this summer and could be available for €15 Million.

Along with Arsenal and Everton, Villareal is said to be on the lookout for him too.

Leicester in need of defensive reinforcements

Leicester City are desperate for defensive acquisitions after Wesley Fofana sustained a broken leg against Villareal ahead of the new season.

According to SkySports News, Fofana will miss the start of the campaign as a result of the injury.

Jonny Evans is also on the treatment table which makes defensive reinforcements dire.

Messi expected to sign new contract today

SOCCER PUNCH has confirmed from Goal that Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with Barcelona today after the Spanish club received a loan payment from La Liga.

La Blaugrana will receive a whopping €280 million from La Liga with €42m accounting for transfers and wages which makes Messi’s renewal possible.

Juventus offered Sanches option

Renato Sanches has been offered to italian heavyweights Juventus as per reports from CalcioMercato

Lille’s valuation for the Midfielder is about €35 million and it remains to be seen if the Bianconeri will match that fee.

Sanches has two years remaining on his Lille Contract.

Raphael Varane expected in Manchester today

Raphael Varane will travel down to Manchester today confirmed from Italian Journalist Fabrizio Romano.

A Contract until 2025 plus an option for a further year is set to be signed after quarantine and a Medical.

Roma interested in Fulham Midfielder

Roma are interested in the services of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa who plies his trade at Fulham.

According to Calciomercato, The Giallorossi have switched their attention to Anguissa after failing to land Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka.

The 25-year-old may be keen on a move to the Italian top flight following Fulham’s relegation to the Championship last season.

Skipp on Newcastle’s Radar

Tottenham Hotspur starlet Oliver Skipp is drawing interest from Newcastle United as per reports from the Daily Mail

The Tyneside club are looking to sign him on a temporary deal ahead of the new season.

Skipp spent last season on loan with Championship Winners Norwich City.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Everton, Leicester vying for Lazio forward

Joaquin Correa is keen on a move away from the Italian league in favour of a new challenge elsewhere.

Everton are preparing a €25 Million bid for the 26-year-old while Leicester City have also being linked to him as per reports from ll Messaggero

Correa has three years left on his contract at Lazio.

OFFICIAL: Aston Villa complete Bailey transfer

Aston Villa have signed Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee in the region of £30 Million.

The 23-year-old has agreed a 4-year-contract until 2025 and has become the Villian’s third Signing this summer.

Emi Buendia and Ashley Young have also been signed this summer.

Will Man City sign Jack Grealish?

SOCCER PUNCH has learnt from GOAL that Manchester City are closing in on a World Record deal of £100 Million for Jack Grealish.

Jack Grealish is interested in a move and reports says he is already in Manchester to complete a deal.

The Move could be done before City’s Community Shield Match with Leicester City on Saturday 

OFFICIAL: Van Gaal appointed as Netherlands head coach

Louis Van Gaal has been confirmed as the new Netherlands Head Coach following Frank Deboer’s exit last june.

The Dutchman has been signed to help the Oranjes’ through their world cup qualifying campaign and may remain in his position as the head coach if they qualify for the 2022 world cup in Qatar.

Danny Blind will also form part of his coaching team.

Mebube joins AFC Wimbledon

Dapo Mebube will join AFC Wimbledon on loan for the 2021/2022 season from Watford according to a tweet from Watford’s official Twitter account.

Although, The Hornets have a recall option in January as part of the contractual agreement.

Liverpool to consent to Davies loan move

Ben Davies could now be allowed to Join Sheffield United on loan for the upcoming season.

The Reds rejected an approach from the blades last week due to the buy option included in the deal offered according to Goal

The 25-year-old wants a starting berth next season and is interested in the move

Madrid set asking price for Isco

Real Madrid are asking for €18 Million from any prospective suitor who are interested in Isco according to Calciomercato 

The Spanish Midfielder has entered the last 12 months of his contract amid interest from AC Milan.

However, Isco’s annual salary might be an issue for the Milan Club.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Chelsea’s £85 Million bid for Lukaku rejected

Inter Milan have rejected Chelsea’s £85 Million offer for Striker Romelu Lukaku; Soccer Punch has learnt from Goal 

Inter Milan wants a more substantial offer in excess of £100 million for their prized asset who they consider “untouchable”.

The Blues included Marcos Alonso as part of the £85 Million Proposal.

Demiral set for €35 Million Atalanta move

Merih Demiral is set to join Atalanta as a replacement for the soon-to-be Tottenham Hotspur player cristian romero.

Demiral will join the Bergamo Club for a fee in the region of €35 Million as per reports from Sky Italia.

Hart to undergo Celtic Medical today

According to Mail Online, Former Manchester City Goalkeeper Joe Hart will undertake a Medical with Celtic today.

Joe Hart will sign a three-year-deal at Glasgow ahead of a £1 Million move.

The Former England Stopper is seeking for first team football after dropping below Hugo Lloris in the pecking order at Tottenham Hotspur.

Sarri streamlining squad ahead of next season

Lazio Manager Maurizio Sarri has streamlined his Pre Season squad before the next Serie A Season.

According to Goal, Momo Fares, Riza Durmisi and Bobby Adekanye have all been told to leave the club ahead of next season.

Durmisi and Adekanye spent last season on loan at Salernitana and  ADO Den Haag respectively. 

Tottenham close to completing Romero Signing

Tottenham Hotspur are close to finalizing a deal for Cristian Romero as per reports from Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian Journalist confirmed that the deal is at its final stages with Atalanta set to accept a bid of €50 Million from spurs in the next few hours.

Personal terms have been agreed till 2026. Barcelona are not in the race for him.

Three PL Clubs in race for Asensio

Marco Asensio is a subject of interest from Leicester City, Leeds United and Everton as per reports from Fichajes.

The Winger has two years left on his contract and Los blancos might be willing to listen to offers from him.

Asensio may also be keen on leaving the Santiago Bernabeu before the start of next season.

Newcastle vying for Marseille Midfielder

Boubacar Kamara is on Newcastle’s Radar; according to the Daily Star.

The Magpies are ready to bid £10 million for the Midfielder this summer.

The 21-year-old has one year remaining on his Olympique Marseille Contract

Monday, August 2, 2021

James Rodriguez unwanted at Everton

According to Liverpool Echo, James Rodriguez can leave Everton if he wishes before the end of the summer transfer window.

The Winger is not viewed as a part of Rafa Benitez’s plan in this coming season and the toffees might sell him for a suitable fee.

AC Milan are interested in the 30-year-old and are leading the race for him.

Barcelona won’t force Braithwaite exit

Barcelona aren’t desperate to get rid of Martin Braithwaite as per reports from Mundo Deportivo 

Although La Blaugrana are looking to sell a host of players to generate funds, Braithwaite might still likely stay put at Camp Nou.

JUST IN: Kane misses spurs training amid exit rumours

Harry Kane has failed to report for Training as per reports from Goal.

The England star was given an additional break time following his involvement at the Euros and was due back today at the Hotspur Way for series of tests.

The 28-year-old has further fuelled talks of a potential move away from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with his absence from the Tottenham training today.

Tottenham interested in wolves defender

Spurs are in talks to sign Wolverhampton Star Conor Coady; according to Football Insider.

Nuno Espirito Santo wants an experienced centre back and has highlighted coady with whom he worked together at Wolverhampton Wanderers as a target.

Man Utd have one year to convince Haaland

Manchester United have one year left to convince Erling Haaland to join them when his contract expires next summer.

As per Manchester Evening News, The Red Devils need to improve this coming season to prove that they can challenge for major honours which will draw the eye of the Norwegian Star.

Erling Haaland will most likely join a team that is pushing of domestic and continental titles.

Trippier Signing depends on Dalot’s future

Manchester United need to clarify the future of Diogo Dalot before they can sign Trippier from Atletico Madrid.

The Red Devils wants a €4m/5m loan fee plus a option to buy from AC Milan who are interested in Dalot.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Florenzi is not being considered as a replacement for Trippier should he be moved on.

Atletico, Arsenal in race for Martinez

Atletico Madrid are considering the prospect of signing Lautaro Martinez as per reports from Tuttosport.

Inter Milan are asking for €90 million for the Argentine amid interests from Los Rojiblancos and Arsenal.

The Madrid Club are preparing to meet the aforementioned valuation.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Man Utd uninterested in Kane

Manchester United have ruled out the possibility of signing Harry Kane as per reports from the Express.

All Premier league clubs have been alerted to the possibility of Tottenham Hotspur Star Harry Kane leaving the club.

Although, United are vying for a central defender and a central midfielder instead.

Napoli willing to sell Ruiz, Koulibaly for the right offers.

Napoli are interested in selling Fabian Ruiz and Kalidou Koulibaly if they receive substantial offers for them.

As per reports from Calciomercato, The Naples club are in a difficult financial situation after missing out on Champions league Football for a second consecutive season.

Poland Midfielder Piotr Zielinski is also attracting offers from the English premier league.

Palace interested in Nketiah & Dolberg

Patrick Vieira is said to be interested in Eddie Nketiah and Kasper Dolberg  as per The Sun.

Arsenal Forward Eddie Nketiah is said to be valued at £20 Million while Dolberg is valued at £25 Million.

Saul-Griezmann swap deal talks in progress

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are  in  swap deal talks involving Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann amid interest from Liverpool.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool have failed to meet Atletico's asking price for Saul Niguez leaving Barcelona to enter the race for the Midfielder.

Brentford to make Wilson bid

Brentford are set to make a £10 Million bid for Liverpool Forward Harry Wilson; according to reports from the Sun.

The Welshman is poised to leave Liverpool this summer with a number of Championship clubs interested in him.

Although Brentford who have just got promotion to the English top flight have an upper hand.

United, Chelsea in race for Camavinga

Manchester United and Chelsea are both vying for Eduardo Camavinga; according to the Mirror.

The Blues are hoping to use Petr Cech's influence at Rennes to lure the 18-year-old.

Manchester United see the youngster as a long term replacement for Paul Pogba.

Inter Milan highlight Hakimi replacement

Inter Milan are already planning to replace Achraf Hakimi with Atalanta's Hans Hateboer as per reports from Todofichajes

Hakimi left Inter Milan to join PSG in a €60 Million deal leaving the Nerazzuri's in finding his replacement.

Hateboer is valued at around the region of €15 Million.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Houssem Aouar: Arsenal make official bid.

According to Le10sport, Arsenal have made an official bid to Lyon forward Houssem Aouar.

Aouar has been on the Gunners radar in previous transfer windows and signing him this summer would mean that the Gunners must match Lyon's asking price for him.

Celtic vying for Rubin Kazan defender

Celtic are in contractual talks with Swedish defender Carl Starfelt as per reports from Fabrizio Romano.

Starfelt is being viewed as a potential ajer replacement with a bid set to be made to Rubin Kazan.

Tadic confirms he is staying put at Ajax

Dusan Tadic has confirmed that AC Milan have contacted his agent and have sent a bid to sign him this summer.

The Captain also expressed his intention of Staying put at the Johan Cruyff Stadium  by telling De Telegraaf: "I'm staying at Ajax. It is my dream club, one of the most beautiful in the world, where I get a lot of pleasure playing."

Griezmann not ruling out Barcelona exit

Antoine Griezmann has not ruled out a move away from Barcelona this summer.

Due to the financial situations of the Club, Players need to be sold and big name players need to accept pay cut before they can register new players.

As per reports from sport The Frenchman could be told to accept a pay cut to his salary which could put the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert as they are said to be interested.

Marseille back out of Ben Arfa deal

Marseille have changed their mind against signing Hatem Ben Arfa as per reports from Foot Mercato.

Ben Arfa hoped to have a conversation with head coach Jorge Sampaoli over a possible deal but at the moment the French Club's prospects are somewhere else.

Dortmund vying for Sabitzer

Dortmund are vying for the signing of RB Leipzig Star Marcel Sabitzer; according to a report from SportBild.

The Midfielder has a €50 Million release clause in his contract which expires in 2022 and an extension looks unlikely at the moment.

Although, The Black Yellows may cash in on him for as low as €20 Million.

Bogusz joins Spanish segunda team on loan

Leeds Midfielder Mateusz Bogusz has left the club to join Spanish Segundo Division team UD Ibiza on loan until the end of the season.

The Midfielder has only made just three appearances for Leeds United and was at UD Legrones for the 2020\2021 season

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Real Madrid want Van De Beek for Varane

Real Madrid want Donny Van de Beek as a part of a deal for Raphael Varane as per reports from The Sun.

Los Blancos have made that clear to Manchester United who are keen on Varane; a player they value at €50 Million.

It remains to be seen if Manchester United will give in to their request.

AC Milan vying for Tadic

AC Milan are interested in the services of Ajax Star Dusan Tadic as per reports from Tuttomercato.

A deal to land the former premier league man could be finalized for just €15 Million.

Onana wanted by Lyon

Lyon has become the latest side to be interested in Andre Onana as per reports from L'equipe.

OL Boss Peter Boss wants to work with Andre Onana again amid interests from Arsenal.

Busquets to stay put at Barcelona

Sergio Busquets is staying at Barcelona for at least one more season; Official and Confirmed by Fabrizio Romano on Twitch.

The Midfielder has considered offers from MLS Clubs in the last few months but he has now decided to stay put.

Offers are expected to arrive for him again next summer.

Burnley interested in Leicester fullback

Burnley are interested in signing Leicester City Full Back Marc Albrighton as per reports from The Sun

The Clarets failed to sign Ashley Young as the Englishman turned them down in favour of a move to Aston Villa.

Arsenal keen on offloading Willian

Arsenal have seen enough of Willian and are now willing to allow him leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.

As per reports from the Mirror, The former Chelsea Winger had a poor first year spell last season prompting the Gunners decision to move him on.

The 33-year-old Brazilian still has two years left on his contract

Bayern Munich could recall Goalkeeper

Alexander Nubel could head back to Bayern Munich should the Bavarians need a temporary replacement for Manuel Neuer.
According to Sport 1, Alexander Nubel has a clause in his loan contract which he signed when joining Monaco that allows him to be recalled if needed.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

PSV prepared to keep hold of Madueke

PSV are prepared to ward off interests for Noni Madueke from Borussia Dortmund.

The Dutch team will only let him go if a huge offer comes in for him as per reports from Rik Elfrink who works for Eindhovens Dagblad

Marseille to sign Roma duo

Marseille are also closing in on Roma Goalkeeper Pau Lopez and Winger Cengiz Under. 

Sky Sports reports that both players will be signed on an initial loan deal with the opportunity of signing them permanently next summer.

Both players will cost a combined fee of €27 Million.

Spurs announce new coaching staffs

Tottenham Hotspur have announced the appointments of some coaching staffs who will work with New Manager Mino Espirito Santo.

The Lilywhites confirmed on their official Twitter handle the appointments of Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias.

AC Milan must pay €30m for Denmark International

AC Milan will have to pay €30m if they want to land Mikkel Damsgaard as per reports from La Gazetta Dello Sport

Sampdoria will not negotiate a deal which involves the addition of players plus cash with the Rossoneri as they are holding out for €30m.

Although, Samp could accept a bid of slightly lower than the original asking price.

Watford to pocket £2m from Sancho transfer

Watford will pocket £2m from the transfer of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.

The Watford Observer claims that the hornets will get part of the transfer fee as Sancho left them at the age of 14.

The 21-year-old's move to Manchester United is still subject to a passed medical.

Marseille to capture Guendouzi

Arsenal Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is closing in on a loan move to Olympique Marseille.

The Athletic reports that the final details of a move is being ironed out for the young midfielder.

Brozovic eyed as Pogba replacement

Marcelo Brozovic is a target for Manchester United as a replacement for Paul Pogba should he leave.

According to reports from La Gazetta Dello Sport  The World Cup winning midfielder will cost just €30m for prospective suitors.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Bayern set Coman asking price

Bayern Munich are unwilling to let Kingsley Coman leave the club this summer.

Sky Deutschland reports that the Bavarians will set an asking price of €100 Million for prospective suitors.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Coman's services.

OFFICIAL: Fernandinho signs new deal

Brazilian Midfielder Fernandinho has signed a new contract at Manchester City.

The Citizens announced the contract extension on their official Twitter account 

Juventus waiting for future-call from Ronaldo

Juventus are calming calm for Cristiano Ronaldo concerning his future at the club.

According to Tuttosport, Should Ronaldo leave, Juventus will enter the Market for another Striker.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus Contract expires next Summer

Vieira to be named new Crystal Palace Boss

Former Arsenal Midfielder Patrick Vieira is set to be named the new Crystal Palace Manager after Roy Hodgkin's departure.

According to the Athletic, The Eagles are pushing to complete a deal for him before the start of their preseason campaign next Monday.

The 45-year-old has been out of work since last December.

Cuadrado close to new deal

Juventus Midfielder Juan Cuadrado is reportedly close to extending his contract for another year; according to Calciomercato

The Columbian International joined Juventus from Chelsea in 2017 and he has gone on to make 222 appearances for the club.

Barcelona terminate contract of Midfielder

Barcelona have officially annulled the contract of their Midfielder Matheus Fernandes.

According to a statement on the Club's official website and a tweet on their official Twitter account, La Blaugrana confirmed the termination of the contract. 

Milan pushing to finalize Diaz deal

AC Milan are pushing the complete a loan deal for Real Madrid Midfielder Brahim Diaz; according to AS

The Milan Based club are keen on an initial loan deal first before a permanent deal will be sorted out for him next summer.

Los Blancos at the moment are not keen on the idea of selling him off after a year of loan spell.

Friday, June 18, 2021

PSG making attempts to sign Pogba

Paris Saint Germain are still making plans to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United as per Le Parisien.

The multiple time French champions are taking advantage of their excellent relationship with Mino Raiola to tempt Pogba away from Manchester.

It remains to be seen whether Man United will sanction the sale of one of their star men.

Spurs will not reopen talks with Fonseca

Tottenham Hotspur are not planning on reopening talks with either Paulo Fonseca or Gennaro Gattuso In the next few hours.
According to Fabrizio Romano; Both deals are off and the same as for Mauricio Pochettino too.

The Lilywhites are still in their search for a new manager after sacking Jose mourinho last season.

Leicester willing to keep hold of Tielemans

Leicester City do want Youri Tielemans to stay at the King Power Stadium for next season after series of eye catching displays last season.

According to the Leicester Mercury; The Foxes failure to secure champions league berth for next seasoncould tempt the Belgium International away from Leicestershire.

Tielemans scored the winning goal for Leicester City as the foxes beat Chelsea to the Emirates FA Cup final win in May.

Liverpool open to shaqiri and Origi Sale

Liverpool could be willing to sell Origi and Shaqiri in order to free up space for new attacking reinforcements.
According to Fabrizio Romano who hosts the Here We Go Podcast; The Reds duo could be keen on a move away as they have been sparingly used in recent seasons.

Chelsea duo offered as make-weights for Hakimi deal

Alonso and Zappacosta have been offered to Inter Milan in a bid to land Achraf Hakim; SOCCER PUNCH has learnt.
Chelsea are offering the duo so as to make the Nerazzuris drop their asking price for the prized fullback as the blues remain locked in negotiations.

The Milan Club are demanding a fee of £68.8M for Hakimi with Chelsea and PSG interested in his services.

Leicester to finalize Daka deal

According to Fabrizio Romano, Leicester City are finalizing the transfer of Patson Daka from RB Leipzig.

The German club have accepted the foxes bid and Daka have agreed the personal terms of a contract until 2026. 

The Deal will be completed as soon as the paperworks are completed.

Lingard will demand an increased wage for West Ham move

Jesse Lingard will ask for a pay rise if he is to join West Ham United on a permanent move this summer.
West Ham are seriously keen on getting him on a permanent deal as per reports from the Football Insider, following a successful loan spell last season.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Liverpool mulling over Wijnaldum replacement

Liverpool are already looking for Georginio Wijnaldum's replacement and are keeping tabs on Christoph Baumgartner.

As per the Liverpool Echo, A move could be made to sign the Hoffeinheim Star after the European Championships.

Arsenal could swoop for Porto Winger

Arsenal have identified a replacement for Brazilian Winger Willian in the shape of Porto Winger Jesus Corona.

The Daily Mail reports that Corona has a £21.4 Million release clause but he could also be signed on a free this summer.

The Gunners have strengthened their interest after another interested club in Atletico Madrid failed to agree a wage package with him.

Sergio Ramos to demand huge payday from European heavyweights

According to AS, Any club willing to sign Sergio Ramos on a free transfer this summer will have to match his wage demands.

The Experienced Centre-back will ask for at least €12 Million per year for any potential suitor.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris-Saint Germain are said to be his possible destinations ahead of next season.

Elneny waiting for new deal

Arsenal have since opened contract talks with Mohammed Elneny but talks of a new deal hasn't been finalized.

According to Chris Wheatley who covers everything related to Arsenal, Elneny is waiting for contract talks to resume ahead of next season.
The Egyptian Midfielder is attracting interest from several European clubs.

Man Utd looking to sign Sancho for a reduced fee

Manchester United want Borussia Dortmund to reduce their asking price for Jadon Sancho.

As per the SportBild, Borussia Dortmund are asking for €90M for the winger which the Red devils are unwilling to match and are hoping for a discount.

Alexander Isak: Man United's Plan B

Manchester United are lining out other striking options should they fail to land either Harry Kane or Erling Haaland this Summer..

SOCCER PUNCH has learnt from the Daily Star that 21-year-old Sweden International Alexander Isak is their alternative option.

Man City leading race for Ramos

Manchester City are said to be leading the race to sign Sergio Ramos after Real Madrid announced that the Veteran Centre-back will be leaving.

According to reports from AS, Manchester City Boss Pep Guardians is keen on getting a deal done.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Roma to sign Patricio

AS Roma are closing in on Wolves Goalkeeper Rui Patricio as the Portuguese shotstopper have now agreed personal terms with the Giallorossi.

According to Football Insider, Rui Patricio will sign a three year deal ahead the move.

Patricio has been at Wolverhampton Wanderers since 2018.

Barca mulling over Ginter move

Barcelona have highlighted a possible replacement for Samuel Umtiti should he leave the Camp Nou this summer.

Calciomercato reports that Matthias Ginter is Barcelona's replacement for Samuel Umtiti.

The Blaugrana are looking to reduce their wage bill and Umtiti is one of the players they would like to move on.

Coman wants out at Bayern Munich

Kingsley Coman is looking for a way out of Bayern Munich and wants a move to the premier league.

Sky Sports reports that contractual negotiations between Bayern Munich and Coman has left the 25-year-old frustrated as both parties indifferent to a wage package.

 The English premier league is Kingsley Coman's preferred destination this summer.

Rose rejoins Watford

Danny Rose has now rejoined Watford after leaving Tottenham Hotspur; SOCCER PUNCH can confirm.

Watford Football Club have confirmed the transfer of the full back on their official Twitter account.

Inter targeting PSV defender

Inter Milan are targeting Denzel Dumfries who plies his trade for Dutch Club PSV

Voetbal International reports that the defender is keen on leaving the club after joining three years ago.

The Nerazzuri are now weighing up a possible deal this summer.

Dalot keen on staying put at Milan

Diego Dalot is keen on extending his stay at AC Milan following an impressive 2020/2021 season.

The Rossoneri have no problem in him staying put for another season but are now waiting for a response from his parent club Manchester United.

Dalot has a contract with Manchester United until 2023.

Napoli eyeing Sporting midfielder Palhinha

Napoli are interested in signing sporting midfielder Joao Palhinha; according to reports from Calciomercato.

The Naples club are looking for a replacement from Tiemoue Bakayoko who has returned to Chelsea following a season long loan move.

Palhinha made 32 primeira liga appearances for sporting Lisbon last season.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Atletico Madrid desperate for Simeone to sign new deal

Atletico Madrid are desperate to tie down Diego Simeone’s long term future at the club.

According to AS, Los Rojiblancos are willing to offer the Argentine tactician a new deal until 2024 despite his current contract expiring new year.

Simeone has managed over five hundred games in all competitions for the Los Rojiblancos since being appointed their manager.

OFFICIAL: Torino appoint Davide Nicola as new headcoach

Torino have announced Davide Nicola as their new head coach following the departure of Marco Giampaolo.

The Turin based club has released a statement on their official website confirming the appointment of Davide Nicola not quite long ago.

Torino played out a goalless draw in their last game again Spezia.

Marcelo: Monaco keen on the 32-year-old

Monaco are interested in acquiring the services of Marcelo; according to AS

The French Club are keen on offering the long-serving Real Madrid Defender a three-year-Contract which is worth about €6million-a-year.

The Brazilian fullback has struggled with fitness and injury problems in recent months which has seen Ferland Mendy usurped his place in the first team.

Could Douglas Costa be heading back to Juve?

Douglas Costa could be heading back to his parent club Juventus during this transfer window.

Costa has failed to get regular playing time at Bayern Munich ever since his loan move to the bavarians last summer.

Meanwhile According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Juventus are making plans to send him on loan to another club for the rest of the season.

Liverpool mulling over Alaba

Liverpool have not backed out completely from the prospect of signing David Alaba from Bayern Munich.

According to the Bild, The Reds are still considering making a swoop for the Austrian.

Jurgen Klopp is concerned about his central back options and it could be up to a Versatile Defender in Alaba to fill up the void temporarily.

Official: Milan sign Mandzukic

AC Milan have signed former Bayern Munich and Juventus Striker Mario Mandzukic on a Contract until the end of the season.

The Milan club confirmed the acquisition on their official club website few minutes ago.

The 34-year-old Croatian who will wear the number 9 shirt joins a Rossoneri team that includes ever-growing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Chelsea could axe blues legend

According to talkSPORT, Chelsea could make the decision to sack Frank Lampard if they lose to Leicester City this evening.

The blues have only two out of their last seven premier league games, a run of form that has seen pressure mount on blues legend Lampard after last summer’s spending spree.

Simon Johnson who covers Chelsea for the Athletic said it’s only a matter of when not if Chelsea would sack Frank Lampard.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Napoli back out of “Thauvin” talks

Napoli are not vying for Marseille Star Florian Thauvin due to his wage demands as per ll Mattino

The Napoli based club are not prepared to offer Florian Thauvin what he desires and they have now backed out of talks.

Aguero must accept paycut to sign new deal

Manchester City are willing to offer Sergio Aguero a 12-month extension to his Manchester City Contract.

The Citizens are looking for his replacement should he leave the club permanently but they are not averse to the idea of offering him a new short deal.

Meanwhile according to the Daily Star, The Argentine must agree to a wage cut if he is to sign to deal.

Fulham must pay £15million to keep Lookman

Fulham are interested in securing the permanent services of Ademola Lookman but they would have to pay £15 million to do that.

According to The Sun, RB Liepzig will only listen to offers for  a fee in the region of that amount.

Ademola Lookman has impressed Fulham while at loan at their turf this season.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Dortmund to sign 15-year-old

Julian Rijkoff is close to joining Borussia Dortmund from AFC Ajax as per reports from De Telegraaf

The young sensation who will be 16 very soon will sign a three year contract with the Black and Yellows.

King wants huge payday; Everton stall talks

Everton have stalled on talks to sign Bournemouth Star Joshua King due to wage matters.

SOCCER PUNCH has learnt from The Sun that King is requesting for £120,000-a-week from the toffees; a fee that Everton are not willing to pay.

Giampaolo could be fired as Torino manager

Torino Headcoach Marco Giampaolo could be set to get the sack after a goalless draw to Spezia.

According to , The Torino Hierarchy wants to have a meeting with Giampaolo on his long term future with the club.

The Club are unhappy with the series of results that the team has had this season.

Real Madrid offering Ramos a paycut to new deal

Real Madrid are offering Sergio Ramos a 10% pay day cut to his current salary should he sign a new contract; according to ABC

It is believed that the Real Madrid President Fiorentino Perez is only willing to offer the captain a new one year contract.

However, Ramos wants a new two year contract with no reduction to his current payday. 

Monday, January 11, 2021

OL: Slimani set for move

Lyon are close to completing a deal for Leicester City’s Islam Slimani who will replace the soon-to-be departed Moussa Dembele.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Slimani will undergo a medical at Leicester City ahead of his move.

Is Fosu-mensah set to join Leverkusen?

Bayer Leverkusen are set to sign Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United.

SOCCER PUNCH has learnt from the Manchester Evening News that a deal could be completed at £1.5 million.

23-year-old Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been used sparingly at Manchester United this season.

Spurs keen on Eder Militao

Eder Militao is attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur; according to Mundo Deportivo 

Jose Mourinho fancies the defender and he is keen on strengthening his defensive department.

Los Blancos may listen to offers for him but he would reportedly cost the Lilywhites £25 Million.

Milan eye Bade as back up target to Simikan

According to Telefoot, AC Milan are vying for Lens Defender Loic Bade and hope to complete a deal for him soon.

The Rossoneri have highlighted Loic Bade as a backup option should they fail to sign Strasbourg Defender Mohamed Simikan.

Westham unlikely to sign King

Westham United have backed out of the race to sign to sign Bournemouth Striker Joshua King.

According to Football Insider, The Irons will now return their attention to their other striker targets.

Sebastien Haller left Westham United to join Ajax last week.

Inter Miami want Everton Goalkeeper

Inter Miami are keen on signing Everton’s goalkeeper Jonas Lossl According to the Miami Herald.

The Goalkeeper has slipped down the pecking order at Goodison Park and could be interested in switching teams.

Jonas Lossl is the third choice Goalkeeper at Everton.

Aston Villa set to sell rightback

Frederic Guilbert is set to join Istanbul Basaksehir for an initial loan deal with an option to buy.

According to Football Insider, Aston Villa have deemed the 26-year-old surplus to requirements and are keen to move him on.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

OFFICIAL: Lopetegui pens new deal

Julen Lopetegui has signed an extension to his Sevilla Contract today; SOCCER PUNCH can confirm.

The Manager has signed a new four year contract until the 30th of June, 2024 as per Sevilla FC’s official website.

The Former Real Madrid Manager won the Europa League at the Andalusian Club last season.

Lampard: “Tomori’s loan move away is open”

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard has indicated that there is every Possibility of Fikayo Tomori heading out on loan this window.

Chelsea were comfortable winners against Morecambe in today’s FA Cup tie and the Chelsea Manager was asked about his situation Post-match.

SOCCER PUNCH can quote what he said about the subject after the game.

"The situation with Fikayo is kind of open at the moment," 

"There’s a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else. That would have to be the right solution for him and the club."

Meite to Milan close to completion

AC Milan are edging closer to completing the signing of 26-year-old Soualiho Meite as per SkySports Italia
The Rossoneri want the Torino Midfielder on loan this month with an option to buy in the summer.

Four PL Clubs chasing young sensation

Four Premier league Clubs are reportedly chasing Middlesbrough’s young sensation Marcus Tavernier.

According to TeamTalk, Leicester, Wolves, Everton and leeds have all signalled their interest towards the player but Middlesbrough are resisting any interests in him.

Marcus Tavernier is also playing for the England Youth Team.

Everton could swoop for Anderson

Felipe Anderson could be a subject of Interest from Merseyside Club Everton; TeamTalk claims.

Anderson’s loan spell at Porto is underwhelming and SOCCER PUNCH reported earlier that he could be heading back to Westham.

The Toffees are considering a move for Felipe Anderson as Bernard looks more likely to depart soon.

Conte not keen on new additions

Inter Milan Manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that new players are unlikely to be signed during this transfer window.

SOCCER PUNCH said last month that Inter Milan won’t sign any player this January due to lack of finances as a result of their exit from the european competition.

Speaking in his post-match conference after Roma’s 2-2 draw with Inter Milan, The Italian Tactician seems not to deny the earlier report.

“The strategy is clear, I want nobody, I work with these players, we have strengths and weaknesses, but that’s who we are. 

“Forget the Inter of the last transfer window, that’s what I was told.”

Real Betis: Silva agrees a pre-contract deal

Rui Silva is set to continue playing in spain despite transfer links to Italian Club Lazio.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Silva has being offered a pre-contract deal by Real Betis and he has agreed to the terms and conditions of the contract.

Rui Silva currently plies his trade at Granada FC.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Napoli wants Verona Midfielder in the summer

Napoli are open to bringing Mattia Zaccagni to Naples at any point in the future; according to SkySports 

The Midfielder currently plies his trade at Hellas Verona amid interest from the Naples Club.

However, Napoli prefer to sign him next summer.

Juve close to Dabo Signing

Nantes are set to allow Abdoulaye Dabo leave the club with Juventus lurking around for his services.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, The Bianconeri are keen on signing the 19-year-old first on a loan deal before signing him permanently.

Mkhitaryan agrees to new deal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to sign a new contract at AS Roma until the summer of 2022; SOCCER PUNCH has learnt.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the Armenian will be off the market next summer after clarifying his future.

Mkhitaryan has previously played for Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund before making a switch to AS Roma.

Benfica eyeing Carvalho

William Carvalho is being eyed up by Portugese Club Benfica; According to A Bola

Benfica wants to sign him on a temporary deal before making the deal permanent in the summer.

Carvalho joined Real Betis From Sporting Lisbon in 2018.

OFFICIAL: Westbrom sign Lonergan

Westbromich Albion have announced that they have signed a Goalkeeper on a short term deal.

The Club has announced on their website this afternoon the signing of Andy Lonergan.

Additionally, The Baggies have also signed Robert Snodgrass from Westham United earlier today.

Brandon Williams keen on Newcastle loan move

Newcastle United have asked Manchester United for Brandon Williams; The Chronicle Reports.

The Magpies are keen on signing him on loan till the end of the season and are hoping to convince the Red Devils to allow him leave.

Meanwhile, Brandon Williams likes the idea of joining the magpies till the end of the season.

Piazon set for permanent chelsea exit

Chelsea are prepared to allow Lucas Piazon leave the club permanently during this transfer window.

According to O jogo, Rio Ave are willing to give the 26-year-old a new five year contract which will run on to 2025.

Lucas Piazon was signed by Chelsea since 2011.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Knockaert to be at Nott Forest till end of season

Anthony Knockaert will be at Nottingham forest till the end of this season; according to the Daily Telegraph 

Fulham have agreed to allow him stay on at Nottingham Forest for the rest of the season.

Chris Hughton is said to be intiator of the deal as he sees knockaert as an important part of his plans.

Westham mulling over Nketiah

Westham United have shortlisted Eddie Nketiah as a potential replacement for Sebastian Haller who left Westham yesterday morning; according to Standard 

Eddie Nketiah has competition for places at Arsenal alongside Alexandre Lacazette.

Apart from Nketiah, The Hammers have also shortlisted Josh King and Boulaye dia as potential replacement for Haller.

Celtic vying for Benkovic

Celtic have approached Leicester City about 23-year-old Filip Benkovic; SkySports reports

Leicester City could be willing to allow him leave on loan or on a permanent basis should the right offer come in for him.

Benkovic previously had a spell of playing for Celtic two seasons agao.

Three clubs in race for Doughty

Three clubs are in a race for Charlton Athletic’s Alfie Doughty; According to the Glasgow Times

Celtic, Rangers and Stoke are vying for him but it seems that the potters are the only club willing to make a concrete bid this window.

Man United won’t bid for Moises Caicedo

Manchester United won’t be going after Moises Caicedo during this transfer window.

Italian Journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that the player in question can’t wait for a move to his beloved club but United won’t bid for him.

Moises Caicedo is an Ecuador International who currently plies his trade at Independiente de Valle.

Koeman keen on new additions at Barcelona

Ronald Koema is hoping to get new faces on board at Barcelona during this transfer window; SOCCER PUNCH has learnt 

Numerous players are on the Injury list while fitness issues persists and Koeman is concerned about the situation.

However, The Dutchman is aware of the impact which the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the club’s finances.

Fiorentina locked in Caicedo talks

Italian Club Fiorentina are still locked in talks with Lazio to sign Felipe Caicedo; according to Calciomercato 

Patrick Cutrone has returned to Wolves yesterday which means Fiorentina a one striker down.

Caicedo could switch over to La Viola as he is unhappy about a lack of regular game time at Lazio.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Lampard wants to manage Barca in the future

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard has a future ambition of coaching Barcelona later in his managerial career; according to Sport 

The 42-year-old is currently taking charge at Chelsea in his relatively short managerial career.

The Blues have only won one out of their last six games under the Englishman.

Atletico eye Milik and two more as Costa replacement

Atletico Madrid have highlighted three strikers as a potential replacement for Diego Costa who has left the club following a contract termination; according to the Daily Mail

Los Rojiblancos have earmarked Arkadiusz Milik, Raul de Tomas and Loren Moren as Costa’s replacement 

Origi won’t be joining wolves

Divock Origi won’t be joining Wolverhampton Wanderers during this transfer window; according to The Molineux View Podcast 

The Striker has once again found playing time hard to come by at Anfield and wants a move away the club.

However, Wolves won’t be among the frontrunners for him.

Chelsea must offload players before Rice bid

Chelsea must sell two players before making a mouth-watering bid for Westham United’s Declan Rice; The Mirror claims

The Blues failed to land the Midfielder last summer as the hammers rebuffed all interests in him.

Chelsea are still vying for Rice while the player could be interested in a move across London.

Murray set for Watford exit

Brighton and Hove Albion are set to allow Glen Murray to switch over Watford to QPR during this transfer window; The Athletic reports

A move to Watford for the Experienced Striker has failed to materialize leaving the Seagulls to make a decision on his future.

Romero could be allowed to leave Man Utd

Sergio Romero looks to be on his way out of Manchester United; MEN claims that the Argentine goalkeeper has already said his goodbyes.

Romero is currently the third choice Goalkeeper at Manchester United, a role in the team which he doesn’t want to be in.

Boca Juniors are keen on signing him and the transfer could materialize.

Flick rules out new additions

Hansi Flick has come out  to say that Bayern Munich won’t be making any additions to their Squad in this Transfer Window.

The Bavarians Finances has been hugely affected by the impacts of COVID-19 which is making move to sign new players unlikely.

SOCCER PUNCH can confirm what the Champions League winning coach told reporters 

"The situation is currently not that easy for almost all clubs in the world because of coronavirus.

"That's why I'm not someone who goes ahead and says: 'I want to have new players'. On the contrary. I know that the situation."

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Ozil favours Fenerbache move

According to DHA, Mesut Ozil has snubbed interest from MLS Club D.C United in favour of a move to Fenerbache.

The German Playmaker is looking likely to head back to Turkey rather than a move to the United States of America.

DHA is a news outlet in Turkey.

OFFICIAL: Carles Alena joins Getafe on loan

SOCCER PUNCH can confirm that Getafe has signed Carles Alena on loan from Futbol Club Barcelona.

An information from Getafe’s website confirmed the temporary move of the youngster.

Getafe also took to Twitter this afternoon to confirm the move.

Wijnaldum favours Barcelona move

Georgino Wijnaldum has seemingly made up his mind on his future at Liverpool; The Midfielder has reportedly rejected Liverpool’s contract offer in favour of a move to Barcelona.

According to Todofichajes, The Dutchman wants to join La Blaugrana when his contract expires next summer.

The Reds could be forced to cash in on him rather losing him for free next summer.

Contract News: Musiala set for new deal

Jamal Musiala could land a new contract as Bayern Munich are doing everything possible to bring a new deal on the table.

According to Sky Germany The Bavarians will offer the soon-to-be 18-year-old a new three year contract.

The Midfielder has scored three goals in all competitions this season.

Kane doesn’t fancy PL move

Harry Kane doesn’t fancy a move to another premier league heavyweight; according to The Athletic 

Spurs meanwhile will do anything in their power to make sure he stays at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as they do not want to make any of their rivals powerful.

The Prolific Striker still has three years to run on his current spurs contract.

Gibbs-White back at Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the return of Morgan Gibbs-White to the club today.

The Club confirmed his return on their official website.

Gibbs-White was previously on loan at Swansea City this season.

Neville offered MLS Job

USA Club Inter Miami have reportedly talked to Phil Neville about him becoming their new head coach; SkySports claims

The Englishman will depart the England women team next July as was announced last year.

Juventus could swoop for Bukayo Saka (Calciomercato)

Juventus are keeping in touch with developments concerning Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka as per reports from Calciomercato. The 20-year-old Winger i...