La Liga

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.

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.

van de Beek has asked his agent for a move to Real Madrid

van de Beek

It’s no secret that Donny van de Beek is unhappy at Manchester United. It is therefore very likely that he will leave the English club this winter.

According to Defensa Central, the Dutchman is keeping a close eye on Real Madrid. The current midfield situation with the Spanish giant means that van de Beek sees a chance in the club. The site states that he has therefore asked his agent to try to get a move to Spain in January.

Playing at Real is said to be his dream move and a loan should also be an option to get the chance to show up at the club.

Real Madrid want to buy back Tottenham left-back

Real Madrid sold left-back Sergio Reguilon, 24, to Tottenham a little over a year ago. Last season, the Spaniard accounted for six goals in 36 games and this season he is listed for two assists in ten games. Since moving to the London club, he has thus been a regular and has had plenty of playing time.

Now the English newspaper Daily Mirror states that Real Madrid may consider buying Reguilon back from Tottenham, as the parties are said to have agreed on a repurchase clause in connection with the transfer last year.

Reguilon currently has a contract with Tottenham until the summer of 2025.

Pogba is holding his decision about contract extension


Manchester United star Paul Pogba, 28, is on an expiring contract that expires on the last day of June next year. Manchester United are said to want to extend with the player, but the parties have not yet reached an agreement on that.

Now the transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano states that it is Pogba who is behind the fact that there has not yet been a contract extension. According to the journalist, it is Pogba who is delaying in making a decision about his future.

Pogba has previously been linked with clubs such as Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

He returned to United in the summer of 2016 after a four-year stint at Juventus. Before that, he belonged to Manchester United’s academy for three years, but without getting the chance in the club’s A-team for real.

Pogba is listed this autumn for seven assists in eleven games with Manchester United.

Los Blancos is falling behind in the chase for Haaland

Erling Braut Haaland, 21, is hot on the market after scoring 70 goals and 19 assists in 69 games in the Dortmund shirt. Previously, several big clubs have been rumored to be in the fight to tie up the Norwegian next summer.

One of the clubs interested in Haaland is Real Madrid. Now, however, Spanish AS states that “Los Blancos” has slipped behind in the fight for the 21-year-old. Instead, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are said to be more eager to sign the attacking star.

According to reports, Real Madrid want to recruit PSG star Kylian Mbappé, a signing that would make it difficult to also recruit Erling Haaland to the club.

Dembélé is open for a move to the Premier League and Newcastle

Ousmane Dembélé, 24, has been rumored to be on his way from Barcelona for a long time. Barça and the 24-year-old have not managed to agree on an extension of the current contract, which expires in the summer of 2022.

Foot Mercao now states that the Frenchman is negotiating with major investment Newcastle for a five-year contract worth 15 million euros. According to the site Goal, Dembélé will be open for a move to the Premier League and north-east England.

Ousmane Dembélé has been sidelined with injury this season. The 24-year-old has previously been noted for 30 goals and 21 assists in 118 matches since joining Barcelona ahead of the 2017/2018 season.

Barcela want a reunion with former La Masia player

Dani Olmo has taken a different path to the top of world football. After leaving Barcelona’s academy for the Croatian big club Dinamo Kiev in his teens, he has through Dinamo gone to RB Leipzig and then get a call up to the Spanish national team.

But now a return to Barcelona may be underway. According to the German newspaper Sport Bild, the Spanish big club is interested in recruiting the now 23-year-old Olmo. This will be a loan for the rest of the season, which can cost up to ten million euros, and then lead to a mandatory purchase of the midfielder for 60 million euros.

Olmo has missed part of the season due to a muscle injury, which he is currently working on coming back from. So far, there have been three appearances for Leipzig this year, where he was noted for an assist.

Manchester United and Manchester City are also said to be interested in Olmo.