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Hull, Brentford and Charlton Athletic chasing Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane?

Championship clubs including Hull City, Brentford and Charlton Athletic are reportedly keen on loaning Liverpool’s Herbie Kane, who impressed at Doncaster last season. Championship clubs Hull City, Brentford and Charlton Athletic have prepared loan bids for Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane, according to reports. The 20-year-old caught the eye last season during a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers that saw the South Yorkshire side reach the League One playoffs. Addicks manager Lee Bowyer saw Kane’s skills first-hand as Charlton edged past Rovers in the semi-finals on their way to promotion. Brentford are also likely to want to boost their midfield options as interest in Neal Maupay intensifies, while Hull are looking to build on a mid-table finish last season. According to Football...

Hearts midfielder Peter Haring to miss start of season?

The club have asked another specialist for a second opinion on Haring’s groin and pelvis problems. Influential Hearts midfielder Peter Haring could miss the start of the Scottish Premiership season. The 26-year-old continues to feel persistent pain in his groin and pelvis area, despite undergoing surgery at the beginning of this year. Haring battled through the pain to help Hearts reach the Scottish Cup final and he played in the defeat by Celtic at Hampden Park. The club are seeking a second opinion from a specialist and Haring will definitely not be involved when Hearts travel to Cowdenbeath in the Betfred Cup on Tuesday. “We’re pretty sure we know what the problem is. We just want to be certain. We’ve had one opinion and we’re waiting on another,” Hea...

Tottenham Hotspur still interested in Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso?

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly still keen to secure a deal for Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso before the end of the summer transfer window. Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly still interested in signing Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso. The Premier League outfit have been heavily linked with a move for the Argentine, despite suggestions that Betis are looking for a fee in the region of £63m. While personal terms are unlikely to be an issue, talk of a transfer has quietened down as a result of no movement with the potential sale of Christian Eriksen. However, according to football.london, Spurs are still monitoring the situation, aware that Betis are attempting to find a replacement for the playmaker. Reports have suggested that Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir could be making the swit...

Atletico Madrid close to signing Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez?

Atletico Madrid are reportedly closing in on a surprise deal to sign James Rodriguez from city rivals Real Madrid, beating off interest from Napoli in the process. Atletico Madrid are reportedly closing in on a surprise deal to sign James Rodriguez from city rivals Real Madrid. The 28-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich and has been been told by Zinedine Zidane that he is not in the club’s plans for the forthcoming campaign at the Bernabeu. Rodriguez was thought to be on the verge of joining former Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli, but those talks have stalled and the Colombia international has reportedly begun to go off the idea of a move to Naples. Marca claims that Rodriguez would ideally stay in the Spanish capital and would be open to joining At...

Juventus end interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba?

Juventus reportedly withdraw their interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, leaving Real Madrid as favourites to sign the World Cup winner. Juventus have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The Italian champions – as well as Real Madrid – have been heavily linked with an approach for Pogba, who has openly expressed a desire to leave Old Trafford this summer. Some reports have suggested that the 26-year-old is in favour of a return to Turin, three years after leaving the Serie A outfit for the Premier League. However, according to the Daily Mail, Juventus have informed his representative Mino Raiola that they have decided to pursue other targets. The stance may be a result of United maintaining their £150m valuation of P...

Ex-Leeds midfielder Kilkenny targets Manchester United scalp

Neil Kilkenny has helped rock Manchester United before and the former Leeds man and is looking to spring another surprise by disrupting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pre-season preparations. Two months after a tumultuous 2018-19 campaign came to an end with a 2-0 home loss to relegated Cardiff, United return to action at the mammoth Optus Stadium in a friendly against local side Perth Glory. Saturday’s match will pit the Old Trafford giants against a few players that have plied their trade in English football before heading to the A-League, including star midfielder Kilkenny – somebody that knows all about upsetting United. Neil Kilkenny was part of the Leeds side that knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford in 2010 (Martin Rickett/PA) As well as spells with the li...

Tottenham Hotspur leading race for £27m midfielder Dani Olmo?

A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur are in prime position to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo, who is valued by the Croatian club at £27m. Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly leading Atletico Madrid in the race to sign £27m-rated midfielder Dani Olmo from Dinamo Zagreb. The Lilywhites have loosened the financial shackles this summer by bringing in Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon in a club-record £62.5m deal, as well as signing Jack Clarke and loaning him straight back to Leeds United. Spain Under-21s international Olmo is next on Mauricio Pochettino‘s radar and, according to Spanish daily AS, Spurs are in prime position to land him. Atletico have showed an interest in the youngster, who starred for his country at the recent Under-21 European Championship, but the report indicates th...

Sheffield United bid for Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn?

Sheffield United reportedly lodge a bid of £3m for Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn ahead of their return to the Premier League. Sheffield United have reportedly offered £3m to sign midfielder Ben Osborn from Nottingham Forest. Osborn scored five times in 39 appearances for Forest last season as they finished ninth in the Championship. Newly-promoted United are keen on the 24-year-old, according to The Sun, although Forest are said to value their central midfielder at £6m. Manager Chris Wilder has already signed Queens Park Rangers midfielder Luke Freeman and centre-half Phil Jagielka from Everton this month, while former Manchester United winger Ravel Morrison is training with the club. The Blades are said to have made a £10m bid for Swansea striker Oli McBurnie amid rumours also l...

Everton hold interest in Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph?

Everton are reportedly interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, who could be allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer. Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Everton. Delph has spent the last four seasons at the Etihad Stadium, making a total of 89 appearances in all competitions and winning two Premier League titles. City boss Pep Guardiola would like to keep the 29-year-old, although the Spaniard has acknowledged that the player is keen for more first-team football. The England international has admirers both on the domestic front and abroad, and The Sun claim that Everton are the latest team to show an interest in his signature. The report says that the Toffees are willing to pay in the region of £16...

Juventus to bid £120m for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba?

Juventus are reportedly prepared to pay as much as £120m in order to secure a reunion with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Juventus are reportedly prepared to spend £120m in order to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola have both stated that they are pushing for a transfer away from Old Trafford this summer, despite United’s reluctance to sell the World Cup winner. The France international allegedly prefers a second spell in Turin, three years since he made the decision to depart the Serie A champions. According to The Times, Juventus are willing to pay £120m on the 26-year-old at a time when they are not short of options in the middle of the pitch. Pogba is currently scheduled to play a significant part on United’s pre-season t...

Tottenham Hotspur make bid for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo?

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly up their interest in Nicolo Zaniolo by making a bid for the Roma midfielder. Tottenham Hotspur have allegedly made an official offer for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. Spurs have already broken their club record to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, while the Premier League side are said to remain keen on Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso. However, Zaniolo – who emerged as one of European football’s top prospects last season – is also on the radar of the North Londoners. According to Corriere dello Sport, Spurs have indicated that they are willing to spend around £16m on the 20-year-old, as well as offering Toby Alderweireld in part-exchange. The Belgian currently has a £25m release clause, meaning that the total proposal would be wort...

Inter Milan eye swap deal for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic?

Inter Milan are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, offering a fee plus Radja Nainggolan in part-exchange. Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Inter Milan. Matic has made 87 appearances during his two years at Old Trafford, which includes 63 starts in the Premier League, although the 30-year-old struggled for form during the closing months of last season. However, it appears that the Serbia international is attracting attention from Serie A, notably from a manager in Antonio Conte who he worked with during his time at Chelsea. According to ESPN, Inter are prepared to offer £10m plus Radja Nainggolan for Matic, who effectively has two years remaining on his contract. Nainggolan contributed...

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