Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world



Mathieu didn’t want Barca move

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Former Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has admitted that he didn’t want to move to Camp Nou in 2014 because he knew he would have to “polish the bench”.

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Defour announces retirement

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Steven Defour has confirmed he will retire at the end of the season.

The midfielder numbers Standard Liege, Porto and Burnley among his former clubs.

The 32-year-old is currently on the books of Mechelen, but says he longer has the resolve to keep fighting back from injuries.

Calleja replaces Abelardo at Alaves

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Alaves have confirmed Javi Calleja as the successor to Abelardo Fernandez.


Daka catches Milan’s eye

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AC Milan have trained their sights on RB Salzburg forward Patson Daka.

Irrespective of whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs a new deal, Milan want to boost their attacking options.

According to Milan Reports, the Rossoneri have dispatched scouts who have been deeply impressed with a forward who is also being tracked by Liverpool.

Ajax monitoring Santos defender Kaiky

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Ajax are keeping tabs on Santos teenager Kaiky.

The 17-year-old defender has progressed through Brazil’s youth levels, and is now part of the first team at Santos.

He has a contract at Santos until 2023, and UOL says Ajax are monitoring the situation ahead of a possible bid.

Koopmeiners confirms Roma interest

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Teun Koopmeiners has confirmed AS Roma have expressed interest in signing him from AZ Alkmaar.

Liverpool have been linked with the Dutch midfielder, but he has suggested Roma are ahead in the chase.

“There is interest [from Roma], but we will see what will happen next,” the 23-year-old told NOS.

Abelardo leaves Alaves

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Alaves have parted company with coach Abelardo Fernandez. 

Calhanoglu’s Milan contract talks hit buffers

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Hakan Calhanoglu’s contract talks with AC Milan have hit a roadblock.

According to Sky Italia, the talks are at a stalemate – with Juventus circling to step in for the Turkey midfielder.

The two sides are some way apart, and Juventus are ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal in the chase should he depart the San Siro.

Atlanta signs Jack Gurr

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Zidane addresses Salah to Madrid rumours

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With Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah recently stating that he could not rule out a move to Spain in the future, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been questioned on the Egyptian’s comments.

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Pep refuses to rule out £100m signing

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Pep Guardiola cannot rule out Manchester City spending £100 million ($139m) on one player in the next transfer window, with the Citizens linked with Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku.

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Toon midfielder turns down MLS move

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Newcastle’s Kyle Scott has turned down an offer to join Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati, according to Queen City Press.

It is claimed that the 23-year-old is likely worried that he will not get regular playing time in the US due to FC Cincy having plenty of options in the middle of the pitch.

Orlando City are also said to have registered an interest in Scott, but could not match his wage demands.

Hickey opens door to Celtic move

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Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey has left the door open for a future move to Celtic.

A boyhood Bhoys fan, 18-year-old Hickey was snapped up by the Serie A side last summer amid interest from a plethora of European giants.

Speaking to The Herald regarding his choice to pick a move to Italy over the others, he said: “Celtic came in a lot and I was excited and happy about it.

“I don’t know if it was the right option for me, though, because of the deal or something.

“I’m a Celtic supporter and it was massive for me, but I just didn’t think it was the right time to go there.

“I wouldn’t ever rule it out down the line, who knows.”

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