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Inter Miami appoint Diego Alonso as new head coach

Alonso Inter Miami

Inter Miami CF have appointed Diego Alonso as their first ever head coach. The former Uruguay international most recently served as head coach for CF Monterrey in Liga MX, where he led them to the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League title.

“In Diego we found a manager that fits our culture and has a strong desire to build a winning club for our fans,” the club’s sporting director Paul McDonough said in a statement.

“He brings a lot of experience and championship-winning mentality as we begin our drive to be among the best clubs in the Americas. We have big aspirations for our club and believe Diego has the right drive, passion and leadership to accomplish our goals.”

La Liga, Ligue 1, Major League Soccer

Edinson Cavani Set To Leave PSG On A Free Transfer

PSG striker Edinson Cavani will reportedly leave the club next summer, with Atletico Madrid and Inter Miami interested in signing the Uruguayan on a free transfer.

The La Liga club has identified Cavani as a potential transfer target in January following their struggles in front of goal under Diego Simeone this term.

With Alvaro Morata the club’s only fit striker, Atletico are sixth in La Liga and have scored just 16 goals from 16 games.

Atletico would be keen to push through a deal in January, but would struggle to cater for Cavani’s wage demands given his current salary worth over €18m in Paris.

Barcelona, La Liga, Major League Soccer

Will Luis Suarez’ Be The First Marquee Signing For Inter Miami

Luis Suarez Inter MIami

David Beckham is reportedly targeting Barcelona forward Luis Suarez to be his first marquee signing at MLS side Inter Miami.

The club have already signed two players – Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza – as they continue to make additions ahead of their first MLS campaign next year.

Inter Miami have been linked to Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani and are now keen on former Liverpool striker Suarez, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Uruguay international, who has two years left remaining on his current deal at the Nou Camp, is reportedly interested in the Inter Miami project in the long term.

Barcelona, Major League Soccer

Is Luis Suarez Coming To Inter Miami?

Inter Miami

David Beckham has reportedly offered Luis Suarez a four-year-deal to become the marquee name of his new MLS team, Inter Miami.

It’s claimed Suarez has rejected the deal made by Beckham, whose new team begin life in US football next season.

According to Catalan radio station Club de la Mitjanit, Beckham has made Suarez a big-money offer as he bids to prise the forward away from Barcelona.

The MLS season does not kick off until early 2020 and Beckham has reportedly put together a deal that would see Suarez join next year.

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Giovinco Fires Shots At Toronto FC Owners

One of Major League Soccer’s best players Sebastian Giovinco, has blamed Toronto FC’s ownership group for his departure from the club. “Management prefers to focus on things other than the pure desire to win.”

Giovinco ended his historic spell with Toronto FC on Thursday to make a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, but the former Juventus attacker took to Instagram to set the record straight about his transfer.

“Toronto has been home to me and my family for almost 5 years. I arrived here from Italy in January 2015 and immediately felt something special,” began the 32-year-old.

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Zlatan Promises Title For LA Galaxy In 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the LA Galaxy “will win” a title in his second year with the club.

Speaking to ESPN FC during the annual MLS media days in Los Angeles, the Swedish striker said he had opportunities to go elsewhere following a campaign when he scored 22 goals and added 10 assists, but felt he had unfinished business with the Galaxy, especially given that LA missed the playoffs for the second year running.

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Zlatan Retuning To LA Galaxy

After weeks of speculation as to where Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be playing next year, the 37-year-old has signed a new contract with LA Galaxy for the 2019 MLS season as a Designated Player.

“We are very pleased to sign Zlatan to a new contract that will see him return for the 2019 season,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese.

“He showed his value last season and we look forward to him representing our club next year. With Zlatan returning, we will continue to improve our team in advance of the season.”

Ibrahimovic’s return to Los Angeles had been widely expected.

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Inter Miami Get Voter Approval On Stadium Plans

David Beckham’s hopes of building a new stadium for his Inter Miami franchise in the MLS moved a step closer to being realized after a vote by residents.

About 60% of the city’s voters opted to allow the club to negotiate to build on a 73-acre site that is currently a council-owned golf course.

The complex would house a stadium, shopping mall, hotel and public park.

Beckham’s group now has to get the backing of four of the city’s five commissioners. That is not guaranteed as two of them, Willy Gort and Manolo Reyes, have voiced opposition to the plans.

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Wayne Rooney Turns Down Loan Move To Premier League

D.C. United striker Wayne Rooney isn’t interested in a return to Europe on loan this winter, saying he’s committed to D.C. United and that playing for another side would only serve as a distraction from his latest project.

Rooney has been brilliant for D.C. since joining the club from Everton in mid-summer, helping to lift the team from the bottom of the Eastern Conference table into the playoffs.

United have picked up 39 points and won 12 times since Rooney’s arrival, with the former Manchester United and England captain scoring 12 goals in the process.

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Is Zlatan Returning To Manchester United?

The whispers have grown a little louder in recent days and it appears that there is a real chance that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will rejoin Manchester United on loan in January.

When we last saw Ibra in a Manchester United shirt, he was returning from a cruciate ligament injury and look like a shadow of the man who had led United to two trophies in his first season with the club.

But the 37-yuear-old striker has regained his fitness and scoring touch in Major League Soccer with 21 goals in 25 games for the LA Galaxy this season.