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15:29
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Mourinho confirms interest in Bale

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Ahead of Manchester United's European Super Cup clash with Real Madrid tomorrow night, José Mourinho has fuelled speculation linking the Red Devils with a move for Gareth Bale.

"If Bale plays tomorrow it means Madrid want him," Mourinho told reporters at a press conference. "If not, then we’ll be waiting for him on the other side."

Manchester United fans have the right to get excited.

15:08
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15:04
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Dembélé keen on Barca move

Ousmane Dembele
Ousmane Dembele

According to Sky in Germany, Barcelona target Ousmane Dembélé is keen on a move to the Catalan giants. While Borussia Dortmund say the player is not for sale, it is believed a bid of over £90million would catch their attention.

Barca are looking to fill the void on the left-hand side of their attack following the stunning departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.

14:58
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European Transfer News Round-Up

Every day we analyse the latest European transfer news, assessing the reliability of each rumour and the suitability of the players and teams involved.

In our latest round-up we discuss Barcelona's targeting of Ousmane Dembélé and Philippe Coutinho as they attempt to replace Neymar.


Ousmane Dembele | Borussia Dortmund | FWTV by FootballWhispers

We also take a look at the latest news regarding Zlatan Ibrahimović, who is perhaps the most sought-after free agent around.

14:41
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McClaren on the move to Scotland?

Per BBC Scotland, former Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and England national team manager Steve McClaren is on a shortlist of possibilities being considered for the Hearts head coaching role.

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

The position is vacant following the sacking of Ian Cathro, a decision which came on the back of Hearts' shock early League Cup exit.

McClaren, who has also worked in Holland and Germany, had his last managerial spell with Derby County in 2016/17.

14:32
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Propper has pedigree: Chris Hughton on Brighton's new signing

Davy Propper
Davy Propper

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton spoke to the club's official website about the signing of Dutch midfielder Davy Propper, which was announced today.

"Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven," he said.

"There is no doubting his pedigree, Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands.

"He's a strong competitor as a central midfielder and will complement our existing midfield players, and he is also a really good age at 25; we are absolutely delighted to welcome him to the club."

14:21
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DONE DEAL: Brighton complete Propper signing

Brighton and Hove Albion have broken their transfer record to complete the signing of Davy Propper. Sky sources understand the fee involved will be over £10million.

The Dutchman has been a key player for PSV Eindhoven over the last two years and has four caps for his country.

Brighton will be hoping he can help steer them to survival in their first season of top-flight football for over three decades.

14:15
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Could Gareth Bale join Chelsea?

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. The Welsh winger has lost his place in the Spanish champions' team due to tactical change and could leave for more regular game time.

Bale links
Bale links

Bale is also said to be a Manchester United target, but would he be better suited to Antonio Conte's 3-4-2-1 system?

We at Football Whispers attempted to answer that very question here.

13:58
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Arsenal's Gabriel interests Valencia

Gabriel linked to Valencia
Gabriel linked to Valencia

Arsenal defender Gabriel is on a list of targets for La Liga side Valencia, according to Portuguese sports daily O Jogo.

The Gunners could be set for a squad clearout and the Brazilian has dropped down the defensive pecking order following the emergence of young Rob Holding.

13:38
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Stoke closing in on Martins Indi

Bruno Martins Indi in action for Holland
Bruno Martins Indi in action for Holland

Stoke City are closing in on the signing of centre-back Bruno Martins Indi, according to Sky sources.

The Dutch defender spent last season loan at the Bet365 Stadium, but had been linked to Crystal Palace - a club now managed by his compatriot Frank de Boer - in recent weeks.

However, having been unprepared to pay the previous asking price of £10million, it is reported that Stoke have agreed a £7.5million fee with Porto and could complete the deal in the coming days.

13:17
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Coutinho wants Barcelona move

According to Sky Sports news, Philippe Coutinho wants to join Barcelona if a deal can be struck. The Brazilian maestro doesn't want to burn any bridges with Liverpool by handing in a transfer request but would like to move to the Nou Camp.

12:35
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The Courtois penalty

Was Conte right to let his 'keeper take a penalty in the community shield? It wasn't a bad penalty, outfield players have taken worse ones, but why did the Italian manager put so much trust in the Belgian from 12-yards?

12:25
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Quiz: Every winner at the new Wembley

Trying to pass the time on your lunch break? Why not see if you can name all 31 teams to have won a trophy at the new Wembley? Test your knowledge here, it's not as easy as you might think.

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12:00
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Liverpool plot move for Turkish Winger

Trabzonspor midfielder Yusuf Yazici has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Liverpool, Football Whispers understands.

The highly-rated 20-year-old is on the radar of many of Europe’s top clubs having impressed since making his debut for the Turkish side during the 2015/16 season. Yazici shares an agent with Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil and was even linked with a move to the Gunners towards the end of last season.

It was initially reported that Trabzonspor would part with the player if an offer of £7million arrived, but reports in Turkey this weekend emerged to suggest bids close to that fee from two English clubs have already been rejected. With interest high in the player there’s a potential bidding war to be played out.


How Could Liverpool Line Up In 2017/18? by FootballWhispers

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11:58
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Exclusive - Liverpool target Turkish winger

Trabzonspor midfielder Yusuf Yazici has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Liverpool, Football Whispers understands.

The highly-rated 20-year-old is on the radar of many of Europe’s top clubs having impressed since making his debut for the Turkish side during the 2015/16 season. Yazici shares an agent with Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil and was even linked with a move to the Gunners towards the end of last season.

It was initially reported that Trabzonspor would part with the player if an offer of £7million arrived, but reports in Turkey this weekend emerged to suggest bids close to that fee from two English clubs have already been rejected. With interest high in the player there’s a potential bidding war to be played out.


How Could Liverpool Line Up In 2017/18? by FootballWhispers

11:32
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Wesley Sneijder to Nice

Wesley Sneijder arrived in Nice yesterday ahead of his proposed move to the Ligue 1 side. News has emerged this morning to suggest he has agreed to a join the club on a free transfer and will earn €1.8million-per-year.

11:14
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Ghezzal to join Monaco

Rachid Ghezzal, a free agent following on from his Lyon contract expiring, under went a medical at Monaco yesterday ahead of his potential move to the Ligue 1 champions. He was a one-time Everton transfer target and was even linked with a move to Southampton when Claude Puel was manager there.

10:30
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Liverpool identify Coutinho replacement?

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Reports in Holland over the weekend linked Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech with a move to Anfield. The 24-year-old impressed in Amsterdam last season and was involved in 18 goals. He averaged 3.8 key passes meaning he's definitely one to pull the strings.

Would he replace Barcelona transfer target Philippe Coutinho or would he arrive as a player to fill in for the injured Adam Lallana?

10:00
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Borthwick-Jackson joins Leeds United

The Manchester United left-back has complete a season-long loan switch to Elland Road. The 20-year-old, who spent time on loan with Wolves last season, snubbed interest from Ajax before making the move to Leeds.

09:42
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Man United youngster set for Crystal Palace move

09:30
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de Jong to return to the Premier League

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Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer is planning a raid on his native Holland to sign Luuk de Jong from PSV Eindhoven.

Striker De Jong endured a miserable spell on loan at Newcastle in 2014 when he failed to score a goal but in the three seasons since then the 26-year-old has scored 54 goals in 96 league starts.

He would be good back-up to Christian Benteke. It's currently a 2.9 on our index.

09:00
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The Top 10 Whispers This Morning

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The top 10 Whispers this morning according to our unique algorithm. Southampton look set to smash their transfer record and Wesley Sneijder could be putting on a show in Nice before the end of the week.

08:20
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Liverpool 'loco' for Andre Gomes

Andre Gomes linked clubs
Andre Gomes linked clubs

Liverpool are ‘loco’ for Andre Gomes, report Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo. They go to claim Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the Portuguese midfielder and that he could be included, alongside Rafinha, in a deal which sees Philippe Coutinho swap Anfield for the Nou Camp.

With Liverpool reportedly being unprepared to sell for £100million it's unlikely they will see unwanted players as valuable currency in the transfer window this summer..

08:00
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How Could Arsenal line-up now Sanchez is staying?

With Alexis Sanchez set to stay at Arsenal for another season according to reports, we've taken a look at how the Gunners could line-up next season.


How Could Arsenal Line Up In 2017/18? | FWTV by FootballWhispers

07:50
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Coutinho's uncertain Liverpool future

Coutinho goal
Coutinho goal

Jurgen Klopp remains adamant that Coutinho will not be sold this summer despite interest from Barcelona. However, that doesn't stop the press talking.

The Daily star believe that Barcelona will offer Liverpool £120million for Coutinho following the sale of compatriot Neymar to Paris St-Germain.

But, German publication Bild claim the Catalan club could turn to Julian Draxler after his agent was spotted in Spain over the weekend. However, the relationship between the two clubs is a little frosty and a deal doesn't appear to be on the table.

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07:17
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A round-up of today's papers

Gareth Bale on the move?
Gareth Bale on the move?

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says more players will be leaving the Gunners before the end of the transfer window, because the squad is too big. But the Mirror revealed that won't be one of them.

The Chilean forward is ready to accept Arsenal's refusal to sell him and will see out the final year of his contract before leaving on a free transfer next year.

L'Equipe claim Barcelona have agreed a contract with 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and France forward Ousmane Dembele but now have to agree a fee with the German club, whose asking price will be close to 100m euros (£90.2m).

Chelsea are ready to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale report the Daily Express. The Welshman will cost around £90million.

Don Balon believe Chelsea, Manchester United and Monaco are all interested in a move for 25-year-old Barcelona full-back Sergi Roberto, who could be available for 40m euros (£36.1m).

The same outlet also claims Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants the club's hierarchy to sign Monaco right-back Fabinho, 23.

Having lost Nemanja Matic to Manchester United against his wishes, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he cannot prevent the club selling Belgium winger Eden Hazard according to reports in the Daily Star, with Barcelona interested in the 26-year-old.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman told Sky Sports that the Toffees are close to securing a deal for 27-year-old Swansea and Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Daily Mail revealed that Stoke have agreed a three-year deal for Cameroon forward Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 28, who is out of contract at German side Schalke and will join on a free transfer.

07:09
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The Best of Sunday's News

Dele Alli
Dele Alli

Barcelona are preparing to make a bid for England and Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli after selling Neymar for £200m and being snubbed by Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Barcelona want to sign Monaco's 21-year-old France winger Thomas Lemar. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton will move for Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck if they cannot persuade his French team-mate Olivier Giroud to leave the Emirates. (Sunday People)

Real Madrid have assured Wales midfielder Gareth Bale he is "the future of the club", in a move that will disappoint Manchester United. (Observer)

07:07
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The Return of the Championship

Chris Wood
Chris Wood

The race for promotion to the Premier League is already underway. Here are the results from the opening round of fixtures:

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Millwall Sunderland 1-1 Derby County Bristol City 3-1 Barnsley Burton Albion 0-1 Cardiff City Fulham 1-1 Norwich City Ipswich Town 1-0 Birmingham City Preston 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday QPR 2-0 Reading Sheffield United 1-0 Brentford Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Middlesbrough Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City Bolton 2-3 Leeds United

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