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Emery confirms Premier League interest

Newcastle recently changed owners and are looking to bring in a new head coach to replace Steve Bruce. According to the English newspapers The Guardian and The Times, Newcastle hope to present Villarreal coach Unai Emery as the new head coach this week.

Now Emery confirms that there is interest from Newcastle.

  • I have become aware of their interest and I have not said no, but there is still no offer, the coach says according to

Emery has been in charge of Villarreal since last year and has led the club to a Europa League title. He has previously coached Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla, Spartak Moscow, Valencia and Almeria.

Barcelona wants van de Beek on loan

It has been no secret that Donny van de Beek is unhappy at Manchester United. There have therefore been rumors of many different solutions for him leaving the club this summer. There has been talk of both sales and loans, as the Dutchman first and foremost wants to be in a club where he can play.

Spanish Sport now states that a loan to Barcelona may be relevant. The club has a good view of United’s midfielder. In addition, van de Beek has recently changed agent, to Ali Dursun who previously also represents Barcelona player Frenkie de Jong. That it is a loan that is on the agenda is due to the Spanish giant’s financial problems.

Xavi and the five players he wants to transform Barcelona

Barcelona are still looking for a replacement for Ronald Koeman who was fired last week. According to several Spanish media, Xavi Hernández is highly relevant to take over as the new coach, and negotiations are said to be ongoing between Barça and the club icon’s Qatari club Al Sadd.

In other words, there is much to suggest that Xavi will return to Barcelona soon, and already now the former star midfielder is said to have identified five dream signings.

Spanish Sport reports that Xavi wants to bring in Kingsley Coman from Bayern Munich, and according to El National, the wish list also consists of Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Jules Koundé (Sevilla) and Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig).

Recruitments that, however, can be difficult to complete. Barcelona is in an economic crisis and has billions in debt. Pogba has an expiring contract with United and can be recruited as boss this summer, but other players on the wish list are coveted names in the market and would cost many millions to row in port.

Xavi wants Sterling at Barcelona

Raheem Sterling

Barcelona have fired Ronald Koeman and the team is currently being coached by interim coach Sergi Barjuan. According to extensive media reports, the long-term solution is to bring the club icon Xavi to the coaching position. The parties are stated to be close to an agreement.

Even now, before Xavi is officially ready for the job, information is spread about his future plans with the team. According to journalist Gerard Romero, Xavi already has a wish list of players he wants to sign for the club.

One name should be Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling. The Englishman has previously opened to leave the club and try to play abroad. This after he has been outside Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven during the start of the season.

Romero states that Xavi is “a big fan” of Sterling and that the 26-year-old may be the first high-profile signing after the change of coach.

He can become Newcastles first “Galactico”

Toni Kroos

Newcastle has acquired new owners and is expected to spend money on new acquisitions as early as January. Now Spanish El Nacional reports that the club has set its sights on recruiting Toni Kroos, 31, from Real Madrid, who is said to top the new owners’ wish list.

According to the information, Newcastle must be ready to pay 30 million euros, almost 300 million kronor, to buy the German from “Los Blancos”. However, Kroos has a contract that extends to the summer of 2023, and it is unclear whether Real Madrid will agree to sell the midfield star as early as January.

Toni Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for the 2014/2015 season. In total, the 31-year-old has made 325 appearances in the Real jersey and was noted for 22 goals and 80 assists.

Koeman sacked, Xavi expected to take over

Following Wednesday’s defeat at Rayo Vallecano, Barcelona terminated Ronald Koeman as head coach, and Goal can confirm that the position has now been offered to club legend Xavi.

Barcelona now sits in ninth place in the Liga rankings, having won only four of their first ten games.This season, the Blaugrana have also struggled in the Champions League, leading to Koeman’s dismissal after just over a season in charge.

On Thursday, the club announced that Sergi Barjuan will serve as interim coach, but Xavi is anticipated to be appointed soon.

United linked with trio

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is under heavy pressure and is rumored to get the sack from Manchester United. At the same time as the management is considering a change of coach, the club has identified three potential signings.

Spanish Fichajes reports that United want to strengthen the squad for next year with winger Federico Chiesa, midfielder Nicolo Barella and right-back Kieran Trippier.

Both Chiesa and Barella are valued players in their current clubs, Juventus and Inter, respectively, and are likely to be difficult signings to take in port. However, Kieran Trippier is said to be willing to leave Atletico Madrid for a return to the Premier League.

Barcelona are dreaming of Klopp

Barcelona are looking for a replacement for Ronald Koeman, who is said to be hanging loose as coach of the club. Roberto Martinez and club legend Xavi Hernández have previously been mentioned as potential replacements for the Dutchman, but now there are reports that Barça have identified a dream coach.

It is Spanish Sport who writes that Koeman’s contract, which expires after the season, will not be extended. Barça president Joan Laporta’s big dream is now said to be to recruit Jürgen Klopp for next season.

According to reports, Barcelona are investigating the possibility of bringing in the Liverpool coach this summer. However, Klopp has a contract with Liverpool that extends over the 2024 season, and will not be open to leaving the Merseyside club at the moment.

“Bidding war” expected to break out for the talents signature

It has previously been written that clubs such as Newcastle as well as the giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been in contact with Porto winger Luis Diaz’s representatives. Now another team is said to have entered the race for the 24-year-old.

It is Goal who, with reference to the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport, writes that Chelsea have inquired about the status of the Colombian’s future. The site further writes that a “bidding war” is expected to break out next year, 2022.

Luis Diaz, whose contract with the Portuguese club extends until the end of June 2024, has this season scored a goal in three matches in the Champions League and four hits in five appearances in the league.

Pep Guardiola wants to reunite with Real Madrid midfielder

German national team midfielder Toni Kroos left Bayern Munich for Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 after being coached by Pep Guardiola for one season.

Now the Catalan newspaper El Nacional reports that Guardiola, now in Manchester City, wants to reunite with Kroos and recruit the German to the north-west of England.

Kroos, whose contract with Real Madrid expires in the summer of 2023, however, wants to wait until January before making any decision about the future, according to El Nacional.

The 31-year-old has had a long and successful career with, among other things, four Champions League titles and five domestic league titles. The 2014 World Cup title is also on the merit list.