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Braithwaite Barcelona stay not ruled out

New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has not condemned forward Martin Braithwaite to leaving the club, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Signed in a pinch from Leganes in an emergency deal earlier this year, the Denmark international will be assessed in training by his new coach before a decision is made over his future.

Everton and West Ham retain an interest.

Inter make big Kante move

Serie A switch for Chelsea ace?

Inter are not giving up on signing N’Golo Kante from Chelsea, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

In need of extra energy at the heart of their midfield, they are targeting the France international but will need to spend €50 million (£45m/$60m) to get the Blues to part with him.

Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey are alternatives.

NGolo Kante Chelsea 2018-19

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Cruzeiro ‘announce’ move for Barcelona star Messi after website hack

Brazilian side Cruzeiro gave their fans quite the shock on Friday when their website announced the signing of Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.

‘I don’t know if I will do the full season at Lyon’ – Barca-linked Depay opens door to transfer
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Barcelona-linked forward Memphis Depay has opened the door to a potential transfer, admitting that he doesn’t know if he “will do the full season at Lyon”.

Leicester target Tagliafico & Gosens

Leicester have identified Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico and Atalanta’s Robin Gosens as transfer targets, according to Sky Sports.

The Foxes want to bring in one of the two left-backs to replace Ben Chilwell, who joined Chelsea earlier this week.

Leicester will have to spent £40 million ($53m) to sign either Tagliafico or Gosens, with Ajax and Atalanta holding out for the same fee.

Paranaense sack head coach Dorival Junior

Boavista have reached an agreement with FC Dallas over a transfer for Reggie Cannon, according to MLSSoccer.com.

The 22-year-old looks set to complete a move to Portugal, but the final terms of the deal have yet to be completed.

Cannon has spent his entire career to date on the books of the Texas side, racking up 67 appearances for the club in total.

Forest reject Villa’s £10m bid for Cash

Nottingham Forest have rejected a £10 million ($13m) bid from Aston Villa for Matty Cash, according to Sky Sports.

Sheffield United and West Ham have also submitted offers for the defender, and AC Milan have also been linked.

Villa boss Dean Smith is believed to be a keen admirer of Cash, and the club are expected to return with a second bid in the coming days.

Barcelona-linked Depay opens door to Lyon transfer

Barcelona-linked forward Memphis Depay has opened the door to a potential transfer, admitting that he doesn’t know if he “will do the full season at Lyon”.

Depay has been a talismanic figure in Lyon’s squad since arriving at the Groupama Stadium from Manchester United in 2017.

The 26-year-old has hit 57 goals in 139 outings for the French outfit, including his latest treble which came in a 4-1 victory over Dijon on Friday night.

Immobile emerges on Barca’s list of targets

The Golden Shoe winner has been touted for a move to Camp Nou

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has emerged on Barcelona’s list of transfer targets, according to SPORT.

The Blaugrana see the 30-year-old as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who is expected to leave Camp Nou in the coming weeks.

Immobile won the European Golden Shoe last season, and is currently valued at around €50 million (£45m/$60m).

Ciro Immobile Napoli vs Lazio Serie A 2019-20

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Juventus join race for Messi

The Italian giants are eager to bring in Barca superstar

Juventus have joined the race to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona, according to L’Equipe.

Manchester City has been touted as the most likely destination for the Argentine, who submitted a transfer request at Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with Messi, however Juve are now prepared to offer the 33-year-old the chance to link up with Ballon d’Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin.

Betis set to complete signing of ex-Man City keeper Bravo
Real Betis are set to complete the signing of ex-Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, according to AS.

Ex-Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini expressly requested for the club to bring in the Chilean after being appointed at Benito Villamarin Stadium earlier this summer.

Bravo, who became a free agent after leaving City at the end of the 2019-20 season, will be unveiled at Betis over the weekend.

Claudio Bravo Manchester City 2019-20

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Sheffield Utd loan Freeman to Forest

Bayer Leverkusen are lining up Roma forward Patrik Schick and Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga in a double deal as they await a £90 million ($118m) windfall from the sale of Kai Havertz to Chelsea.

Chelsea are close to sealing a deal for the 21-year-old having reached Leverkusen’s asking price in the latest round of talks, albeit with only £72m ($95m) coming up front and a further £18m ($24m) in instalments.

Schick looks destined for the BayArena as a direct replacement for Havertz, with Roma asking £26m ($34m) for the Czech forward.

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