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Juventus target Luis Suarez travelled to Italy immediately after training with Barcelona on Thursday as he undergoes a language exam to attempt to secure his Italian citizenship, Goal can confirm. The Serie A champions are keen on signing the Uruguay international, although having reached their maximum quota of foreign players for the 2020-21 season they need Suarez to obtain an Italian passport in order to sign him. Indeed, Goal reported on September 6 that Suarez - who arrived at Perugia airport on Thursday afternoon - had already agreed a three-year contract worth €10 million (£9m/$12m) per season with the Turin club.

Arkadiusz Milik is moving closer to completing a move to Roma, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Napoli forward is expected to agree personal terms on a five-year contract in the coming hours. Milik's arrival will likely see Roma forward Edin Dzeko leave for Juventus.

Genoa have reached an agreement with Chelsea to loan right-back Davide Zappacosta, reports DiMarzio. The 28-year-old joined Chelsea in 2017 and spent last season at Roma.

Lewis Baker is set to join Trabzonspor from Chelsea on an initial loan deal with an option to buy, Goal understands.

Luka Jovic is looking to follow Gareth Bale's lead and secure a loan switch away from Real Madrid, claims Marca. The Serbian striker endured a disappointing debut campaign at Santiago Bernabeu in 2019-20 and wants to rediscover his spark in front of goal elsewhere.

Manchester United have three alternative targets lined up as they struggle to get a deal for Jadon Sancho over the line, claims ESPN. With Borussia Dortmund reluctant to part with an England international, the Red Devils are ready to explore their options regarding Inter forward Ivan Perisic, Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman and Juventus star Douglas Costa.

Declan Rice is mulling over whether or not to push for a move away from West Ham, reports the Daily Star.

Tottenham have seen an offer for Danny Ings knocked back by Southampton, reports the Daily Mail.

Dele Alli has emerged as a potential target for Paris Saint-Germain and Inter, according to the Daily Mail. The England international has slipped out of favour under Jose Mourinho, while seeing Real Madrid pass up on a deal, and could be on the move before the next deadline.

Crystal Palace are set to bring in £22 million from the sale of forgotten striker Alexander Sorloth, claims The Athletic. The 24-year-old impressed during a loan spell at Trabzonspor last season and is now being lined up by RB Leipzig as their replacement for Timo Werner.

Jadon Sancho has reportedly not told Dortmund at any point that he definitely wants to secure a move back to the Premier League, according to Ruhr Nachrichten. The England winger, who is a transfer target for Manchester United, allegedly accepted the club's deadline of August 10 for a deal to be done, and believes their €120 million (£108m/$142m) asking price is fair.

Bayern Munich are the favourites to land Ajax full-back Sergino Dest, according to ESPN. Barcelona have also been linked with the Dutchman, although the cash that Bayern will generate from the £20 million sale of Thiago to Liverpool has fast-tracked their interest in Dest.

Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac is keen to secure a move back to the Bundesliga amid interest from Bayer Leverkusen, Sky Sports reports. Leverkusen are seemingly ahead of Schalke in the race to sign the Bosnia & Herzegovina international as they have significant finances available following the sale of Kai Havertz to Chelsea. And Kolasinac, who has fallen down the pecking order under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, reportedly wants to return to Germany - with the 27-year-old having previously played for Schalke - due to family reasons.

Tottenham will not be bringing in either Andrea Belotti or Alexander Sorloth as their Harry Kane back-up, Fabrizio Romano reports. Italy international Belotti will reportedly stay put at Torino, while Sorloth is set to join RB Leipzig in a permanent transfer.

Leicester City are closing in on the loan signing of Cengiz Under from Roma, Sky Sport Italy report. The Foxes will pay a loan fee of €3 million, with an obligation to buy for €24m (£22m/$28m) at the end of the season, and the Turkey international will undergo a medical in the coming days.

Nathaniel Clyne is training with Crystal Palace following his release from Liverpool as he looks to earn a permanent contract. The defender was released by Jurgen Klopp's side at the end of the 2019-20 season and will spend two weeks with Palace in an attempt to convince Roy Hodgson to add him to his squad.

Gareth Bale will travel to London on Friday as he looks to complete his loan move to Tottenham, reports Fabrizio Romano. Spurs are currently arranging the final details of the salary agreement, that will be shared with Real Madrid. The Welshman will undergo medical checks after arriving in England on Friday, with Sergio Reguilon also due to join Jose Mourinho's side.

Rob Holding is ready to snub a move away from Arsenal and fight for his place in Mikel Arteta's side, claims The Sun. West Ham are among those to have been credited with interest in the 24-year-old defender.

Real Madrid have turned down the chance to take Dele Alli from Tottenham, according to AS. It was suggested that a deal for Gareth Bale, which takes the Welshman back to north London, could see an England international midfielder head in the opposite direction.

Liverpool have agreed an initial £20 million (€22m/$26m) deal with Bayern Munich for midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Goal can confirm. The Reds are stepping up their efforts to land the Spain international, with the fee potentially rising to £27m (€30m/$35m) in add-ons.

Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar wants to make a move to Arsenal, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Gunners have been heavily linked with an approach for the Frenchman, but they are yet to meet a €60 million (£55m/$71m) asking price.

Burnley have turned down a £31 million ($40m) bid from West Ham for James Tarkowski, according to Sky Sports. The Hammers have now tabled three offers for the England international, but none have been acceptable to the Clarets.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says the club will not be looking for loan signings this summer, despite the financial constraints forced by coronavirus. The Premier League club are yet to make a major signing this summer, but Dyche doesn't want to go looking for cheap, temporary options, after loans for players such as Danny Drinkwater from Chelsea did not work out. He told a press conference: "My considered view of loans is not that I am against them, we have had loan players, but we try and get business done when people are actually part of you. "I have been on loan as a player, and it is strange. It doesn't mean that you are not giving everything because a lot of loans work and some have been fantastic for clubs. "But if you sign a player, they're invested in you - the culture, the club, the fans, everything about it. When you're on loan it's a slightly different thing."

Aston Villa will still sign Bertrand Traore from Lyon in a £17 million (€18.5m/$22m) deal despite the transfer being delayed by work permit problems, according to Sky Sports. Traore has reportedly agreed a four-year deal and passed a medical, and was due to complete the deal on Wednesday, however issues caused by Covid-19 mean the permit application is taking longer than usual. However the former Chelsea forward, who played for Lyon in the Champions League last season, is still set for a move to Villa Park in the coming days.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder joked that Gareth Bale should stay at Real Madrid and enjoy the city's "great golf courses". Bale is heavily linked with a return to Tottenham, the club he left to join Madrid in 2013, with a move reportedly close according to his agent. Wilder joked he wanted Bale to stay in Spain, as the attacker's return would only make life harder for his team. "I said a couple of years ago when we first landed in the Premier League when Eden Hazard was going to Real Madrid that I'd give him a lift to the airport," he told reporters. "Hopefully Gareth stays in Madrid, it's a lovely place Madrid and there are some great golf courses out there so don't make it any harder for us."

Thomas Tuchel believes Julian Draxler can develop into an important player for Paris Saint-Germain, but he offered no guarantees the attacker would stay at the club. Linked with a move, Draxler was the hero for PSG on Wednesday, scoring a 93rd-minute winner in a 1-0 victory over Metz in Ligue 1. "It's football, we can't guarantee anything. During the transfer window, we can't guarantee things because maybe the next day things will be different," Tuchel said after the win over Metz. "Draxler has quality, for sure. In football, you have to show your qualities every day. It's important at that level. You have to be ready to suffer, to be present and to be crucial for your team."

Dele Alli has been omitted from Tottenham's Europa League squad to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv on Thursday despite being fit, reports the Telegraph.

Roma attacker Diego Perotti is wanted by Turkish giants Fenerbahce, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The Argentine is set to cost just €2.5 million with the Serie A side keen to save money by offloading his high wages.

Carlo Ancelotti has called on Everton to sign another centre-back before the transfer window closes. "There is a possibility to find a centre-back and I think we have to," he said after Everton beat Salford City 3-0 in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. The Toffees currently have only two fit central defenders in Michael Keane and Yerry Mina with the club recently linked with a move for Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori. 

Tottenham defender Danny Rose is set to sign for Serie A side Genoa, reports the Mirror. The 30-year-old has been frozen out at Spurs and Genoa are in advanced talks to seal a permanent move for the Englishman. 

Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman has insisted that Luis Suarez will not be frozen out of his squad if he stays at the club.

Inter are contemplating a move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling after Roma failed to secure a permanent deal, claims Calciomercato. The Red Devils want €20 million (£18m/$23m) for Smalling and Inter believe they could be able to capitalise on their good relationship with the Red Devils to strike a better deal. 

Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac is attracting interest from Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and Schalke, according to Sport BILD. The Gunners are eager to cash in on the 27-year-old and he could be allowed to leave the Emirates for around €10 million (£9m/$11m). Kolasinac's preference is to return to Germany with Leverkusen set to hold concrete talks this week about a move. 

New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman can't coach the club from the bench for an official match as yet, reports COPE. The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) are still processing the settlement between Barca and former coach Quique Setien which means Koeman is yet to receive clearance. Barcelona kick off their new La Liga season on September 26 against Villarreal. 

Kelechi Nwakali has expressed his regret for joining Portuguese side Porto and now looks forward to a new beginning with his Spanish club Huesca. The 22-year-old was snapped up by Premier League giants Arsenal in 2016 following his blistering performances for Nigeria at the 2015 U17 World Cup, where he scooped the Golden Ball award. The midfielder spent most of his time away from the Emirates Stadium, featuring for MVV Maastricht and VVV-Venlo.

Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo has warned his side the Serie A will be difficult ahead of their opening game of the 2020-21 season against Genoa on Sunday. The Nigeria international played a significant role in the Pythagoreans’ success last season, helping them to return to the Italian top-flight. The 28-year-old striker bagged 20 goals in 37 Serie B games amid other dazzling displays, emerging as the division’s top-scorer.

Liverpool have agreed an initial £20 million (€22m/$26m) deal with Bayern Munich for midfielder Thiago Alcantara, *Goal* can confirm.

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has revealed that the Bundesliga champions have bid an “emotional” farewell to Liverpool-bound Thiago Alcantara.

Seven Bayern Munich players have made the cut for for the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League positional award shortlists - but there is no room for a nomination for either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo among them. But there is a place for Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes among a three-man selection in the running for the UEFA Europa League Player of the Year.

Erling Haaland says he is sure Jadon Sancho will be an important player for Borussia Dortmund in the coming season.

Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker is in Istanbul as he readies himself for a medical at Trabzonspor after the two clubs agreed on a season-long loan move with an option to buy.

Manchester City believe that Kalidou Koulibaly can be their version of Virgil van Dijk, claims Shaun Goater.

Lionel Messi was never “realistically a possibility for Manchester City”, claims Danny Mills, but the former Citizens star feels Kylian Mbappe may be an option worth exploring in 2021.

Dele Alli has not “done enough to warrant a big move” to Real Madrid, says Jamie O’Hara, with the England international urged to stay put and rediscover his “brilliant” best alongside Gareth Bale.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl Heinz-Rummenigge admits the club could have done without untimely comments from former president Uli Hoeness that have threatened to disrupt contract extension talks with David Alaba. The Bundesliga title holders and 2019-20 Champions League winners are in the process of trying to convince the long-serving Austrian to stay put. Alaba is yet to commit to fresh terms and has entered the final 12 months of his current agreement.

Gareth Bale "gave up fighting" for a place at Real Madrid, according to former Los Blancos striker and director of football Predrag Mijatovic.

The addition of Gareth Bale to Tottenham’s ranks alongside Harry Kane and Heung-min Son will mean that Jose Mourinho has an attacking unit to rival the best in the business, including Liverpool, claims Dimitar Berbatov.

Lutz Pfannenstiel has confirmed that Newcastle United contacted him about becoming director of football, however he turned them down in order to take a role at future MLS franchise St Louis City. The former goalkeeper - who in his nomadic playing days became the only footballer to play on six continents - was serving as managing director at Fortuna Dusseldorf when he says the Premier League side got in touch about taking a role under the ownership of the proposed Saudi-led takeover. However, before the takeover collapsed, Pfannenstiel says he turned them down because of a lack of a concrete offer as uncertainty about the takeover dragged on for months.

David de Gea has been “fantastic” for Manchester United down the years and will be again, says Edwin van der Sar, with the former Red Devils goalkeeper expecting the presence of Dean Henderson at Old Trafford to raise collective standards.

Virgil van Dijk is “still one of the best centre-backs in the world” and one “shaky performance” against Leeds is not about to tarnish that reputation or force Liverpool to seek out further defensive reinforcements, says John Barnes.

Kai Havertz thinks the £70 million ($91m) deal that Chelsea secured to sign him from Bayer Leverkusen won't weigh heavy on his mind, and says it was his long-term desire to play in the Premier League.


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