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Pep Guardiola: ‘Eden Hazard an amazing signing for Real Madrid’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hails Eden Hazard as an “amazing” player following his big-money move from Chelsea to Real Madrid. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hailed Eden Hazard as a “very, very, very good player” following his long-awaited move from Chelsea to Real Madrid. The Belgian was officially unveiled as a Madrid player last week after penning a five-year deal that could ultimately be worth up to £130m to the Blues. Hazard was at one time linked with joining the blue half of Manchester but ex-Barcelona boss Guardiola thinks that the attacker will be well-suited to life in La Liga. “The player they’ve signed from Chelsea is a very, very, very good player,” he told reporters in his native Spain on Friday. “It’s...

New Hamilton signing Owain Fon Williams targets Wales return

Accies have signed the 32-year-old who was a part of his country’s squad at Euro 2016. Owain Fon Williams believes signing for Hamilton can get him back in the Wales squad. The 32-year-old has joined Accies following the end of his Inverness contract. The former Stockport and Tranmere player, who has one Wales cap and was part of their Euro 2016 squad, was out of the first-team picture at Inverness in recent seasons and spent time on loan in the United States last year. Fon Williams told AcciesTV: “To be back playing in the Premiership here at Hamilton, it gives me the opportunity to be in the shop window for Wales. “I’m a very proud Welshman and to play for your country is a dream for anyone. To put the colours of your country on your back is all you want to do as ...

Manchester United ‘beat Manchester City to Harry Maguire signing’

A report claims that Manchester United are willing to match Leicester City’s valuation of Harry Maguire and are now looking to persuade the defender to join this summer. Manchester United are reportedly confident of winning the race to sign Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, despite facing competition from Manchester City. The England international is rumoured to be at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war between the Premier League heavyweights. Leicester are said to value Maguire in excess of £80m which, according to the Daily Mail, has all but ruled City out of the running as they are unwilling to go higher than £50m. United are prepared to hand over that amount, however, and the report indicates that the Red Devils now need to persuade the 26-year-old to join them. Ole Gunna...

Willian on verge of signing new contract with Chelsea?

Chelsea are to tie down Barcelona-linked forward Willian for a further two years, according to a report. Willian has agreed terms on a new two-year deal with Chelsea, according to a report. The Brazilian forward, who is currently away on Copa America duty, has been repeatedly linked with a move to Barcelona over the past 12 months. Barca are rumoured to have recently revived their interest in the 30-year-old after having numerous offers knocked back last summer. Despite their policy of only offering one-year deals to players aged 30 and over, The Sun claims that Chelsea have relaxed the rules due to their transfer ban. Having already tied down David Luiz to a new deal, compatriot Willian is expected to follow suit by formally putting pen to paper in the coming weeks. Willian, currently due...

Owain Fon Williams eyes Wales recall after signing for Hamilton

Accies have signed the 32-year-old who was a part of his country’s squad at Euro 2016. Owain Fon Williams believes signing for Hamilton can get him back in the Wales squad. The 32-year-old has joined Accies following the end of his Inverness contract. The former Stockport and Tranmere player, who has one Wales cap and was part of their Euro 2016 squad, was out of the first-team picture at Inverness in recent seasons and spent time on loan in the United States last year. Fon Williams told AcciesTV: “To be back playing in the Premiership here at Hamilton, it gives me the opportunity to be in the shop window for Wales. “I’m a very proud Welshman and to play for your country is a dream for anyone. To put the colours of your country on your back is all you want to do as a football player....

West Ham United announce Pablo Fornals signing

West Ham have announced the signing of Spanish attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals from Villarreal. Fornals, 23, has agreed a five-year contract with the Hammers, which includes the option of a 12-month extension. West Ham said Fornals had become “the second most-expensive signing in the club’s history behind Felipe Anderson”, the Brazilian having arrived last summer in a reported £34million deal. West Ham United FC have uploaded a new video… #WelcomeFornals pic.twitter.com/HvCowMvc7E — West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 14, 2019 Fornals is set to feature for Spain at the European Under-21 Championship in Italy. “I’m very happy to be part of West Ham,” Fornals said to the club website. “I feel very good, very happy and very grateful for the op...

Arsenal make contact over potential signing of Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini?

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini during the summer transfer window. Arsenal are reportedly looking to push through the £27m signing of Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. The Gunners are expected to make major changes this summer, despite allegedly having limited funds due to their failure to qualify for the Champions League. Unai Emery is said to hold an interest in Sampdoria pair Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet, but it appears that the Spaniard is looking to do business with another Serie A club. Accordiing to Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal have made contact with Pellegrini’s agent in order to determine whether the Italy international would entertain a switch to the Emirates Stadium. The report says that the player has a £27m release ...

Real Madrid confirm signing of Ferland Mendy from Lyon

The 24-year-old has won two France caps. Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Ferland Mendy from Lyon with the France defender signing a six-year contract. The fee is believed to be in the region of 50million euros (£44.5m) and the 24-year-old will become the sixth new arrival at the Bernabeu over the summer following Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Rodrygo and Andriy Lunin. 👉 #WelcomeMendy pic.twitter.com/HdXyDLS4hd — Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) June 12, 2019 Mendy’s signing takes Los Blancos’ summer spending spree in excess of 330million euros. The left-back made 79 appearances for Lyon, scoring three goals, after joining from Le Havre in 2017 and has won two caps for France. Read Next: Man Utd demand £150m from Real for Pogba? >

Gary Holt: ‘Cece Franck Pepe will be a fantastic signing’

The 22-year-old centre-back enjoyed a youth career with Paris St Germain and Marseille. Livingston boss Gary Holt has high hopes for new signing Cece Franck Pepe after handing the Frenchman a two-year deal. The former Paris St-Germain and Marseille youngster has joined the Lions after impressing on trial, with Livi holding the option of extending the 22-year-old’s contract into a third season. Holt and assistant Davie Martindale have been on the lookout for a new centre-back since losing skipper Craig Halkett to Hearts. Now Holt is hoping he has found the answer to his problem in the shape of Pepe, who spent most of last season playing in Italy with Serie C outfit Rieti following a stint in Ukraine. “Davie and I had Cece in for a week or so training near the tail end of the sea...

Atletico Madrid confident of signing Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso

Atletico Madrid are reportedly increasingly confident of signing wantaway Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso as a replacement for Lucas Hernandez this summer. Atletico Madrid are reportedly confident of signing Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso this summer. The 28-year-old is understood to want to leave Stamford Bridge during the current transfer window having found himself in and out of the team last season. Atletico are interested in signing a new left-back, with Lucas Hernandez joining Bayern Munich and Filipe Luis also expected to depart. Recent reports have suggested that Alonso has earmarked Atletico as his preferred destination, and The Mirror reports that the Spanish giants are increasingly confident of bringing him to the Wanda Metropolitano. The Spain international flew out to Madrid ...

Hamilton bolster defence with signing of Falkirk’s Ciaran McKenna

McKenna returned to Scotland in January and made 17 appearances for Falkirk after spending time in the United States. Hamilton made their second summer signing after announcing the capture of Falkirk defender Ciaran McKenna. The 21-year-old came through Celtic’s youth set-up but turned down the chance to sign professional terms with the Hoops as he opted to take a scholarship at Duke University in the United States. McKenna returned to Scotland in January to sign for Falkirk, registering 17 appearances for Ray MacKinnon’s side. Now he has become Brian Rice‘s second Accies addition following Brian Easton’s return to the Lanarkshire club. Hamilton chairman Allan Maitland said: “Ciaran is a great talent and we’re delighted to have the deal over the line. &#...

Report: Manchester United closing in on Daniel James signing

Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing a fee with Swansea City for winger Daniel James following some late interest from Monaco. A compromise is reportedly close to being reached between Manchester United and Swansea City for winger Daniel James. The Red Devils are believed to have targeted the 21-year-old as part of their new policy to recruit young and affordable players with potential. Talks between the two clubs stalled last month due to the tragic passing of the Wales international’s father, but the Evening Standard suggests that discussions have now resumed. United are said to be nearing a breakthrough for James after being alerted by interest from Monaco, which has only increased the youngster’s valuation. It is claimed that the Red Devils are close to reachi...

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