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Transfer rumor roundup: Moses reunited with Conte, Lazaro to Newcastle

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Inter Milan is still working the wings and it’s now affecting two Premier League sides.

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One day after Ashley Young left Manchester United to join Antonio Conte‘s project, Chelsea and Newcastle are set to be impacted by a Milanese departure and arrival. Jacob Bruun Larsen

First, Sky Sports Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio says Newcastle has agreed to a $3 million loan fee with a $27 million option to buy Austrian international Valentino Lazaro. The player’s agent is reportedly on Tyneside.

The 23-year-old made his name with Red Bull Salzburg, going on to earn 28 caps for Austria. He moved to Hertha Berlin and earned five goals and 13 assists in two seasons before a transfer to Inter.

He’s only collected 513 minutes under Conte, registering two assists. Lazaro has played a lot of right midfield but is capable up and down the flank on either side. He’s played pretty much everything but center back and center forward in his career.

Fun fact: Lazaro’s middle name is Lando.

As for the arrival, ex-Chelsea boss Conte is looking set for a reunion with Victor Moses. The 29-year-old Nigerian is currently on loan at Fenerbahce, where he’s got a goal and an assist in seven matches.

A thigh injury has cost Moses spells of six and four matches on the sidelines this season, but he should have plenty of treads left on the tires considering Maurizio Sarri only used him for 176 minutes last season.

Finally, Bournemouth looks ready to tempt Borussia Dortmund’s resolve over Jacob Bruun Larsen.

The 21-year-old Dane certainly has the goods to improve Eddie Howe‘s stagnant attack, but he may be rusty. Larsen has only played 158 minutes this season, grabbing an assist.

Prolific for BVB at youth levels, perhaps a change of scenery would trigger senior success for a man who made his Denmark senior debut in March.

Sky says BVB wants the deal to be a loan with an option to buy in the summer.

Borussia Dortmund tops Liverpool 3-2 at Notre Dame

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A half-hour of the big guns wasn’t enough to get Jurgen Klopp a result against his former team.

Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster scored for Liverpool in a 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund at the University of Notre Dame on Friday.

Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney, and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored for the Black Yellow, who led 3-1 when mass changes began with Virgil Van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, and Andrew Robertson entering the match.

Liverpool faces Sevilla on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Alcacer with the ball in the box is a bad idea, and the Spaniard took advantage of Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip to smash home from a yard outside the six.

Wilson leveled the score before halftime, but Delaney made it 2-1 in the 53rd minute when a long diagonal ball beat the Reds line and a low pass across the box went undetected.

It was 3-1 via a clever Bruun Larsen touch to wrong foot James Milner, but Brewster brought the Reds back to within one when he converted a 75th minute penalty won by Ben Woodburn.

Liverpool was without Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah, who are on break after deep summer tournament runs.

Bundesliga: Pulisic sets up two more in rout; Bayer wins again (video)

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Christian Pulisic had another influential day for Borussia Dortmund in a 7-0 home win over Nurnberg at the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday.

The American 20-year-old assisted Dortmund’s first goal and helped set up their second as BVB poured goals on Nurnberg.

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Marco Reus scored twice, while Jacob Bruun Larsen, Julian Weigl, Jadon Sancho, Manuel Akanji, and Achraf Hakimi also found the back of the net. Sancho and Bruun Larsen also recorded assists.

The first is the pick of the litter, as Pulisic sets Jacob Bruun Larsen up for his first BVB goal with a clever pass to open the lid on the Nurnberg back line.

The second came a little over 20 minutes later as Marco Reus scored the first of his two goals on the night.

Pulisic is fouled as he touches an incisive pass to Maximilian Philipp, who redirects the ball into the path of his captain for a 32nd minute smash.

Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Boy, did Bayer need this week. Kevin Volland scored in the 50th and 60th minutes as the perennial top half contenders nabbed their second win in four days after beginning the season 0-3.

Elsewhere
Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Mainz 0-0 Wolfsburg
RB Leipzig 2-0 Stuttgart

STANDINGS

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
 Bayern Munich 5 4 1 0 12 3 9 2-1-0 2-0-0 13
 Borussia Dortmund 5 3 2 0 15 3 12 3-0-0 0-2-0 11
 Werder Bremen 5 3 2 0 10 6 4 1-2-0 2-0-0 11
 Hertha BSC Berlin 5 3 1 1 10 7 3 2-0-0 1-1-1 10
 Mönchengladbach 5 3 1 1 10 7 3 3-0-0 0-1-1 10
 VfL Wolfsburg 5 2 2 1 8 7 1 1-1-1 1-1-0 8
 FSV Mainz 05 5 2 2 1 4 3 1 2-1-0 0-1-1 8
 RB Leipzig 5 2 2 1 8 8 0 2-1-0 0-1-1 8
 1899 Hoffenheim 5 2 1 2 9 8 1 1-1-0 1-0-2 7
 SC Freiburg 5 2 1 2 8 9 -1 1-1-1 1-0-1 7
 Bayer Leverkusen 5 2 0 3 5 9 -4 1-0-1 1-0-2 6
 FC Augsburg 5 1 2 2 7 8 -1 0-1-1 1-1-1 5
 Fortuna Düsseldorf 5 1 2 2 5 6 -1 1-0-2 0-2-0 5
 1. FC Nürnberg 5 1 2 2 4 10 -6 1-1-0 0-1-2 5
 Eintracht Frankfurt 5 1 1 3 6 9 -3 0-1-1 1-0-2 4
 Hannover 96 5 0 2 3 4 9 -5 0-1-1 0-1-2 2
 VfB Stuttgart 5 0 2 3 3 9 -6 0-1-1 0-1-2 2
 FC Schalke 04 5 0 0 5 2 9 -7 0-0-2 0-0-3 0

Pulisic sparks BVB’s breakdown of Liverpool

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Second half substitute Christian Pulisic stole the show in Charlotte, where Borussia Dortmund toppled Liverpool 3-1 in International Champions Cup play on Sunday.

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Virgil Van Dijk had given Liverpool the lead with a first half header, but it was all BVB in the second half.

Pulisic won and converted a penalty, then scored a second before taking the shot that led to Jacob Bruun Larsen’s rebound goal.

The performance put Pulisicmania in a nutshell for the unindoctrinated, and spoiled the trip to the stadium for a bright red crowd.

Moments like this don’t hurt either: