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12:39

REAL SIGN ‘JAPANESE MESSI’

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Takefusa Kubo.

The 18-year-old, who was formerly on the books at Barcelona, will join Madrid’s Castilla youth team in Spain’s third tier.

Kubo becomes Madrid’s sixth signing this transfer window12:06

MORRISON IN DEMAND

Blackburn, Bristol City and Reading all looking to bring in midfielder James Morrison. 

The Scotland international is a free agent after his contract ended at West Brom. 12:05

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BREAKING NEWS

Harvey Barnes has signed a new five-year contract withLeicester.

Sky Sports News understands that the new deal includes a significant wage rise in an attempt to fend off would-be buyers.

Barnes’ existing contract was signed 11 months ago and still had three years left to run.

The 21-year-old made his first Premier League start in January after returning from loan with West Brom.

He went on to make 16 top flight appearances last season, scoring once and providing two assists.

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BREAKING NEWS

West Ham have announced the signing of Spain international Pablo Fornals from Villarreal.

Fornals, who has become the second most-expensive signing in West Ham’s history behind Felipe Anderson, has signed a five-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months.

“I’m very happy to be part of West Ham,” Fornals told whufc.com. “I feel very good, very happy and very grateful for the opportunity that has been provided to me.

“I want the club to continue giving opportunities to young and ambitious people, people who want to do well for the long term. I know about the loyal fans and the stadium, which is a beautiful stadium. The fans fill the stadium every weekend and that is something admirable, especially with the passion with which football is lived there. I think it is important to play with the support of your fans at home.”

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STOKE WANT HART

Stoke are lining up Joe Hart to replace Jack Butland this summer, according to The Sun.

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VILLA APPOINT HARRISON

Aston Villa have announced the appointment of Mark Harrison as the club’s academy manager.

Harrison moves to Villa Park from West Bromwich Albion

Villa CEO Christian Purslow said: “Aston Villa is a football club steeped in a rich tradition of producing its own players. Mark’s appointment is another cornerstone of the process and journey that we set out upon last summer.

“As a football club, we want a clear pathway right through the academy to the first-team with outstanding recruitment and development. I have every confidence that Mark, working closely with Dean Smith and Jesus Garcia Pitarch, will build an excellent academy that will be able to nurture the next generation of stars to entertain the crowds at Villa Park.”10:30

DORTMUND TARGET KOSCIELNY

Arsenal captain Laurent Kosicleny has emerged as a surprise target for Borussia Dortmund, reports Bild.

The Bundesliga side want to sign an experienced centre-back and can offer the Frenchman Champions League football.10:27

REAL KEEN TO SIGN ‘ JAPANESE MESSI’

Real Madrid‘s summer spending is far from done, and it’s not only big-money signings being made.

Takefusa Kubo, the 18-year-old forward who has been dubbed the ‘Japanese Messi’, is on the verge of joining the club from Tokyo FC, according to Marca. 09:31

VILLA JOIN BUTLAND RACE

Aston Villa have joined Bournemouth in the chase for England goalkeeper Jack ButlandSky Sports Newsunderstands.

However, it is thought a bid in excess of £20m would be needed to persuade Stoke City to sell him. 

Butland still has two years left on his Stoke contract, but the club’s player of the season is keen on a move back to the Premier League – or abroad – in order to improve his chances with the national team.

We’ve been told he has a number of options that are currently in progression.

Villa are in the market for a top class keeper whilst Norwegian international Orjan Nyland continues to recover from his ruptured Achilles, and with youngster Jed Steer not thought to be ready for a full season in the Premier League.09:27

TRANSFER TALK: WHY DE LIGT IS IN DEMAND

On the latest episode of the Transfer Talk podcast, Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan joined the show to reveal which teams are leading the chase for Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt and to explain why so many clubs are queuing up for his signature. He also offered his thoughts on a host of other Eredivisie stars being linked with moves to the Premier League. 

Our panel discussed why Manchester United need a defensive overhaul as they increase their bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and prepare to go head to head with Manchester Cityto sign Leicester’s Harry Maguire

Also, the SPFL’s all-time leading goalscorer Kris Boyd joined the show to chat about what Celtic and Rangers need to do in the market this summer.

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BREAKING NEWS

Sky sources understand Jonathan Woodgate will be named the new Middlesbrough manager later today.07:41

PAPER TALK

  • Leicester’s £90m valuation of Harry Maguire has put a hold on the England defender’s proposed transfer to Manchester City. (Daily Mail)
  • Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly closing in on a move to Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)
  • Sheffield United are among the clubs who have made an offer to free agent and former Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia. (Daily Mail)
  • Tottenham could break their transfer record twice this summer, with Mauricio Pochettino keen on Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele. (Daily Mirror)
  • Stoke are lining up Joe Hart to replace Jack Butland this summer. (The Sun)
  • Lyon are poised to join the race to land Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham. (Scottish Sun)

07:27

WATCH: HAZARD MEETS ADORING REAL FANS

Hazard was presented to the Real Madrid supporters on Thursday…

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WATCH: ‘I WILL TRY TO BE THE BEST’

Eden Hazard says he wants to become the world’s best at Real Madrid

07:24

HAZARD: I WANT TO MAKE HISTORY AT REAL

Eden Hazard has said he wants to “write another page in the history of Real Madrid after completing his “dream” £130m move to the club.

The 28-year-old was unveiled in front of 50,000 Real fans at the Bernabeu on Thursday evening after undergoing his medical in Madrid and signing a five-year contract alongside president Florentino Perez.

The Belgium international showed of his skills to the screaming Real fans and then pledged to help restore the club to former glories following a trophyless season at home and in Europe.

After being introduced by Perez, Hazard said: “I want to win many titles with Real Madrid, in this shirt. This has been my dream since I was a child and now I’m here. I just want to enjoy this moment.”

On his personal ambitions at the Bernabeu, the former Chelsea forward added: “I’m going to try to become the best player in the world, but first I wanted to be in the best team in the world. I plan to enjoy myself here, because at Real Madrid you have to win as much as possible. Hopefully I can write another page in the history of the club.”07:13

SARRI SET FOR JUVE

Maurizio Sarri will be announced as the new Juventus manager today. 

The Italian champions have agreed a deal with Chelsea and we understand the Blues will receive more than £5m compensation.

Sarri will sign a three-year contract with Juve.22:33

JUVE REACH SARRI AGREEMENT

Big news coming out of Italy tonight…

Juventus have now reached an agreement with Chelsea over a deal for Maurizio Sarri, according to Sky in Italy. 

Sarri is expected to be confirmed as Juve’s new boss in the coming days and will sign a three-year deal with the Serie A champions. 

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‘I WANT TO MAKE HISTORY AT REAL’

Eden Hazard has said he wants to “write another page in the history of Real Madrid” after completing his “dream” £130m move to the club.

Read the full story HERE

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SUAREZ: WHY IT WENT WRONG AT ARSENAL

Denis Suarez has revealed he was only ever half-fit for Arsenal during his miserable loan spell with the club last season.

“At the end of the game I thought that I had torn my groin and they did a scan and saw that I had an oedema [a build-up of fluid] on the bone in my pelvis,” he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser

“I thought I had torn something; I was in a lot of pain. And from then on I carried on training with medication and putting up with it as best I could but I didn’t feel right and [Unai] Emery didn’t think I was right. I wasn’t comfortable. 

“I don’t think I was even at 50 per cent. After 15 days of being at Arsenal, I wasn’t right. From the 16th I wasn’t even at 50 per cent.”

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20:55

‘CAN YOU BECOME THE WORLD’S BEST AT REAL?’

Let’s hear what Real Madrid new boy Eden Hazard had to say…

20:38

SANTI BABY

Santi Cazorla has signed a new one-year contract with Villarreal. 

The 34-year-old midfielder, who was blighted by injuries towards the end of his time with Arsenal, made 46 appearances for Villarreal last season, scoring seven goals. 

His good form earned him a recall to the Spain squad – starting their 4-1 Euro 2020 Qualifier victory over the Faroe Islands last week.20:23

TRANSFER TARGET: WAN-BISSAKA

He’s wanted by Manchester United, but Crystal Palace will not consider offers less than £50m…so let’s take a closer look at Aaron Wan-Bissaka…

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19:33

PALACE WANT £50M FOR WAN-BISSAKA

Crystal Palace will not consider any offer of less than £50m for defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to Sky sources. 

Manchester United had a £40m bid for Wan-Bissaka rejected by Palace last weekend and they are expected to return with a second offer. 

Wan-Bissaka is understood to favour a move to Old Trafford. 

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19:26

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Hazard thanked his family for the part they have played in helping him achieve his football dream by signing for Real Madrid and they were at the Bernabeu to share some of the limelight with him.

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19:13

HAZARD FACES THE MEDIA

Eden Hazard seems a little shy as he is presented to the media in Madrid.

Luckily, he does plenty of talking on the pitch.

More cliches to follow…

19:12

RAIOLA BAN LIFTED

Agent Mino Raiola has suspension from Italian football lifted by Federal Court of Appeal. 

Raiola had also been the subject of a worldwide ban from FIFA, however that was frozen by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday as they process his appeal.

This news could boost the chances of Paul Pogba, a client of Raiola, returning to Serie A champions Juventus this summer – three years after he left Turin to move to Manchester United.

Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paritici has travelled to United’s London offices for face-to-face meetings over the potential transfer of Pogba, according to Sky in Italy.

Discussions are at an early stage, with Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo understood to be part of discussions.

Manchester City have cooled their interest in Cancelo due to Juventus’ £44m asking price – and the fact Danilo remains at the Etihad, having failed to agree a move to Inter Milan.

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REAL DEAL

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19:07

A DREAM COME TRUE FOR HAZARD

Hazard has finally been presented to the waiting crowd and he says a lifelong dream has now come true as he is handed a coveted Real Madrid shirt.

“I want to win many titles with Real Madrid, in this shirt,” he said.

“This has been my dream since I was a child and now I’m here. I just want to enjoy this moment.”

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18:49

JUVE CHIEF IN LONDON FOR POGBA TALKS

Juventus’ sporting director has travelled to the London offices of Manchester United for talks over the potential transfer of Paul Pogba, according to Sky in Italy.

Read the full story HERE

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18:27

TRANSFER TALK: MAN UTD’S DEFENSIVE OVERHAUL

On the latest episode of the Transfer Talk podcast, our panel discussed why Manchester United need a defensive overhaul as they increase their offer for Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and prepare to go head to head with Manchester City to sign Leicester’s Harry Maguire.

Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan joined the show to reveal which teams are leading the chase for Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt and to explain why so many clubs are queuing up for his signature. He also offered his thoughts on a host of other Eredivisie stars being linked with moves to the Premier League.

Also, the SPFL’s all-time leading goalscorer Kris Boyd joined the show to chat about what Celtic and Rangers need to do in the market this summer.

18:06

VILLA BREAK RECORD FOR WES

Aston Villa have signed Brazilian striker Wesley from Club Brugge for a club-record £22m fee, subject to a work permit and international clearance. 

Sky Sports News understands Villa are confident that there will not be a problem with him receiving a work permit. 

Wesley has spent the past four seasons with Club Brugge, helping them win two league titles and two Belgian Super Cups. 17:52

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SWANSEA NAME COOPER

Swansea have appointed Steve Cooper as their new head coach. 

The 39-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Sky Bet Championship side. 

Cooper also leaves his position as coach of England’s World Cup winning U17 team. 17:32

OUR MAN IN MADRID

Sky Sports News reporter Tim Thornton has been giving us the lowdown on what is happening outside the Bernabeu.

Plenty more to come from him throughout the evening.

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17:10

RANGERS SEAL STEWART DEAL

Rangers have completed the signing of forward Greg Stewart. 

The 29-year-old has signed a two-year deal at Ibrox and joins on a free transfer from Birmingham. 

Stewart spent last season on loan at Aberdeen and Kilmarnock. 16:53

UTD TO IMPROVE DE GEA OFFER? 

Manchester United are ready to make David de Gea an improved contract offer in a bid to keep him at Old Trafford beyond 2020, report ESPN. 

Negotiations over a new deal have been ongoing for 18 months and the Spaniard has been linked with a move to PSG.

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16:48

JUVE CHIEF IN LONDON FOR POGBA TALKS

Juventus’s Sporting Director Fabio Paratici has travelled to the London offices of Manchester United for face-to-face talks over the potential transfer of Paul Pogba, according to Sky in Italy.

Talks are at an early stage, with Juve’s Joao Cancelo understood to be part of negotiations. Man City have cooled their interest in the Portuguese right back because of Juve’s £44m asking price – and the fact Danilo remains at the Etihad, having failed to agree a move to Inter Milan.

Paratici’s London stopover also included meetings with Chelsea to find a solution to the impasse of potential compensation payments for Maurizio Sarri.

Chelsea remain unwilling to let the Italian return to Serie A without sufficient compensation being paid by Juve.  Chelsea are particularly keen to recoup funds on Sarri, having paid out £9m to Antonio Conte – while facing a possible £3.5m compensation bill from Derby if they pursue Frank Lampard as a replacement.

Paratici has had a busy few days. His trip across Europe has included a stop-off in Lyon for talks over the possible signing of Tanguy N’Dombele.  Tottenham remain the favourites to sign the highly-rated 22-year old midfielder.16:39

CONTRASTING RUN-INS 

From favourable finales to tricky Christmas periods and tough starts, we take a look at the stories from the Premier League fixtures announcement for the top six and the newly-promoted clubs… 

Read the full story HERE.

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16:26

LAZIO EYE CHAMBERS, LASCELLES? 

Lazio are plotting a surprise double swoop for Arsenal’s Calum Chambers and Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles this summer, according to Italian publication Il Messaggero.

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United applauds fans following victory in the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town at St. James Park on February 23, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

16:17

‘SEND BALE OUT ON LOAN’ 

Former Real Madrid president Roman Calderon says sending Gareth Bale out on loan may be the best outcome for both parties.

16:15

GILLINGHAM SIGN WILLOCK 

Gillingham have signed former Manchester United youngster Matty Willock on a two-year deal. 

Manager Steve Evans said: “During my brief time as manager, this is the signing that excites me the most given his ability, stature, strength and unbelievable reference from United legend Nicky Butt.”

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16:07

SADLER BUYS BLACKPOOL 

Simon Sadler has bought Blackpool after purchasing a 96.2 per cent share in the League One club. 

A statement from joint receivers Paul Cooper and David Rubin said Sadler’s takeover has received both Football League and High Court approval. 

Sadler, a lifelong Blackpool fan, has also purchased “100 per cent of Blackpool Football Club Hotel Limited” as well as the football stadium, all of its related property, and the training ground. 

Read the full story HERE.

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15:58

‘LAMPARD PERFECT FOR CHELSEA’ 

Jamie Redknapp believes that Derby manager Frank Lampard would be the “perfect person” to replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelseamanager. 

“They have lost their best player (Eden Hazard) and they have got a transfer embargo for two or three windows, so you need someone that everybody loves and they will give them time.” 

Read the full story HERE.

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15:54

HAZARD ARRIVES FOR MEDICAL 

Eden Hazard was all smiles as he arrived for his medical before being officially presented as a Real Madrid player.

15:46

ARSENAL, TOTTENHAM EYE STRAKOSHA?

Arsenal and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head in the race for Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, according to Corriere Della Sera. 

Lazio are expected to ask for around €30m (£26m) for 24-year-old Strakosha.

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15:39

KELLY AND WALLACE TO QPR? 

Liam Kelly and Lee Wallace have agreed personal terms with QPRand are set to formally complete their moves to Loftus Road, according to West London Sport

The pair played together at Scottish giants Rangers

Goalkeeper Kelly impressed last season at Livingston, while former Gers captain Wallace is out of contract at Ibrox this summer.

Both players will be reunited with former Rangers boss Mark Warburton at the Championship club.

Source: Skysport.

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