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Tuesday Kickoff: Verratti, Argentina and more

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The French champions will remain dangerous in the midfield after holding onto one of its prized young players, while Argentina has named its next head coach following its Copa America disappointment.

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti has signed a new contract with the French champions that will keep the 24-year-old at the club until at least 2021. (REPORT)

Edgardo Bauza has been named Argentina’s next head coach following the exit of Gerardo Martino this summer. Bauza formerly led Argentine sides Rosario Central and San Lorenzo, before taking over with Brazilian Serie A club Sao Paolo in 2016. (REPORT)

Marek Hamsik has confirmed his desire to remain at Napoli despite links to several other clubs this summer. (REPORT)

Lyon manager Bruno Genesio has admitted that striker Alexandre Lacazette could leave the Ligue 1 side this summer as Arsenal is ready to prepare another bid for the 25-year-old. (REPORT)

Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed a new four-year deal with Premier League side Swansea City after netting 11 goals for the club in 2015/16. (REPORT)

Chelsea’s Baba Rahman has joined Bundesliga side Schalke on loan for the 2016/17 season. (REPORT)

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Edin Dzeko gave Roma a 2-1 win over Liverpool in Monday’s friendly in St. Louis. (REPORT)

Winger Joao Teixeira has joined English Championship side Wolves on a season-long loan from Portuguese outfit Benfica. (REPORT)

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has officially changed his name to “Mikel John Obi” after a mistake in the registration process was made back in 2003 ahead of the Nigerian’s time at the FIFA Under-17 World Championships. (REPORT)

MONDAY REWIND

U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya is reportedly in talks with the Philadelphia Union over a move to MLS. (REPORT)

New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty will miss four to six weeks after suffering a tibia fracture in the team’s 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire on Sunday night. (REPORT)

The USMNT will reportedly face Ghana in an October friendly, just four days after facing off with CONCACAF side Cuba in Havana. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti insists U.S. attacker Julian Green will be given a chance to play this season after making several appearances for the German champions this preseason. (REPORT)

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