Balotelli move ruled out by Marseille
Marseille manager Rudi Garcia has rejected the possibility of signing Mario Balotelli this summer.
The French club have been heavily linked with the Italy international, but Garcia said: “You talk about it, we do not especially inside the club. The priority is not a centre-forward.”
Mitroglou to join Besiktas
Kostas Mitroglou is set to join Besiktas from Marseille, reports Aspor.
Mitroglou will replace Alvaro Negredo, who is moving to Monaco from the Turkish side.
Former Arsenal star Julio Baptista joins Cluj
Bun venit, Julio Baptista!
Suntem bucuroși să vă anunțăm că am perfectat transferul lui Julio Baptista, fostul mijlocaș al lui Real Madrid, Arsenal și AS Roma!
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— CFR 1907 Cluj (@CFR_1907_Cluj) August 18, 2018
Pogba to receive huge bonus if he rejects Barcelona
Manchester United midfielder in line for £3.4m payout
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will receive a £3.4 million bonus if he rejects Barcelona, per Metro.
Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to Barca, but a clause in his contract states that he will receive a payout if he remains at the club for the remainder of the month.
United have continually insisted that the France international is not for sale.
Leeds eye former Bielsa lieutenant
Leeds United are interested in signing Fares Bahlouli, per Yahoo France.
Bahlouli played under Bielsa at Lille, and the Championship club are interested in securing his services on loan.
Negredo to join Monaco
Alvaro Negredo is close to reaching an agreement to join Monaco from Besiktas, RMC Sport reports.
The French club are determined to bring in a new forward after went to Inter this summer and have made the Spain international their top target.
The website reports that a deal could be confirmed this weekend.
Gonalons to Sevilla a done deal
Maxime Gonalons is all clear to join Sevilla from Roma after the two sides reached an agreement over a deal, La Gazzetta dello Sport says.
The Spanish side will take the midfielder on loan with an option to buy and the deal is expected to be completed this weekend.
Marchisio could join Buffon at PSG
French side interested in free signing
Claudio Marchisio could follow Gianluigi Buffon by joining Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Juventus, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
The midfielder is on the lookout for a new club after he and the Italian side parted ways on Friday. Although he has been linked to a move to MLS, the Frenh team have shown an interest in him as they seek an experienced central midfielder, meaning he could reunite with his former Juventus team-mate.
Man Utd must not sacrifice Pogba to keep Mourinho
Tensions between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba seem to be rising in the early stages of the season and may be approaching a critical point.
The club could be forced to choose between the coach and their star midfielder, and Goal’s chief correspondent Peter Staunton believes the Red Devils would be making a big mistake if they let Pogba be forced out.
N’Jie set for loan switch
Clinton N’Jie is nearing a move to Sporting CP from Marseille, RMC Sport reveals.
The Portuguese side reached an agreement with Marseille over a loan deal, but the former Tottenham player is still considering the offer.
Monaco chase €17m World Cup star Vida
Croatia defender could be set for Ligue 1 switch
Monaco are hoping to sign Croatia star Domagoj Vida from Besiktas this summer, France Football reports.
The centre-back had a solid World Cup as he played a key role for the finalists, attracting interest from across Europe.
And the French side are planning a move for him, but will have to match Besiktas €17 million (£15m/$19m) asking price.
Galatasaray eye Arsenal’s Welbeck
Galatasaray have made Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck a top target before the close of the transfer window, but the striker does not want to move, AMK reports.
The Turkish giants hope to invest the money received for Champions League qualification and see the England international as an ideal candidate.
However, Welbeck says he is happy in London.
Villa eye Chelsea ace Abraham
Aston Villa are interested in signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan, according to the Express and Star.
The report claims Villa boss Bruce is keen to land a centre-forward before the Championship loan window shuts at the end of August.
Southampton’s Shane Long and Watford’s Isaac Success are also believed to be targets.
Roberto Carlos set for technical director role
Real Madrid and Brazil legend Roberto Carlos will take over as technical director at Sporting CP if Rui Jorge Rego becomes president, Record reports.
The Portuguese side will elect a new president early in September and the former left-back has already reached an agreement with the candidate.
The two had talks over a meal in a restaurant on Friday, with Carlos tweeting a picture of them.
Mariano Diaz among Real Madrid’s striker targets
Real Madrid are keeping track of Lyon star Mariano Diaz as they continue their hunt for a striker, Marca reports.
The 25-year-old spent five years at Madrid before he joined Lyon in 2017 and quickly impressed in Ligue 1.
While Madrid are still interested in Robert Lewandowski, Timo Werner, Rodrigo and Mauro Icardi, they could try to bring back the Dominican Republic international.
Timbers land veteran goalkeeper
The Portland Timbers announced the signing of goalkeeper Steve Clark off waivers from D.C. United on Friday.
The 32-year-old spent time with Danish club AC Horsens before returning to MLS where he spent two seasons with D.C. United.
No decision from Villa on future
New York City FC star David Villa has not made any decision on his future, despite reports that he is ready to retire, according to ESPN.
The former Barcelona star had a significant layoff for injury this season that reportedly left him frustrated.
Madrid still want Eriksen this summer
Perez won’t wait for Spurs midfielder
Real Madrid are set to move for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen the close of the summer window, according to Don Balon.
Florentino Perez has no desire to wait until the winter window to bring in another big name player and wants to push through a deal for the Spurs midfielder before the end of August.
Denayer arrives in Lyon to complete move
Jason Denayer arrived in France on Friday night to complete his medical ahead of a move to Lyon, according to L’Equipe.
The 23-year-old Belgian is set to join the Ligue 1 side from Manchester City as the club looks to strengthen their back line.
Whitecaps land Salvadorian defender
The Vancouver Whitecaps confirmed on Friday that the club has signed Salvadoran international defender Roberto Domínguez.
The 21-year-old joins for the rest of the season with the club holding an option on him through 2021.
Real Madrid ready €300m Neymar bid
Blancos to make record move for PSG star
Real Madrid are preparing a €300 million (£269m/$343m) bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, reports Spanish publication Sport.
The Blancos remain in the market for a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement and are ready to step up their efforts to land a top target.
They will, however, need to see PSG’s hand forced, with those in Spain hoping to see UEFA punish the Ligue 1 champions for Financial Fair Play breaches.
Chelsea feared Hazard exit
Sarri was braced for star to move on
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted he was was concerned about losing Eden Hazard during the transfer window, but says that he has since had reassurances that the Belgian will remain at Stamford Bridge despite interest from Real Madrid.
Hazard, who has less than two years left to run on his current deal with the Blues, has yet to put pen to paper on a new £300,000-a-week deal, which remains on the table amid speculation that the 27-year-old could be set to join Los Blancos.
City and PSG told Weigl price tag
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been told it will take €75 million (£67m/$86m) to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, claims France Football.
The 22-year-old is one of European football’s most exciting youngsters, but he will not come cheap if leading sides from England and France decide to make a move.
Abraham wanted by Aston Villa
Tammy Abraham could still be heading out of Chelsea, with Birmingham Liverevealing that he remains a top target for Aston Villa.
The 20-year-old striker is back at Stamford Bridge after spending last season with Swansea, but remains some way down the pecking order.
Pogba to land loyalty bonus
Paul Pogba stands to land £3.4 million ($4m) in bonuses if he remains at Manchester United, according to The Metro.
The French midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, but will profit considerably from clauses in his contract if that interest is shunned and he stays at Old Trafford.