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Football Rumours on Friday 19th May 2017

last updated Friday 19th May 2017, 9:22 AM


  • Liverpool are confident of completing a deal for Fulham's 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon. The England Under-19 international is one of five summer targets.
    ( Independent )


  • Newcastle are set to bid £12m for Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney, according to reports.
    ( Sun )


  • Liverpool fear Tottenham and Chelsea could hijack their key defensive targets, Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon and Southampton's Virgil van Dijk.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud, 30, is prepared to leave the Gunners this summer to ensure first-team football before the 2018 World Cup.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Arsenal are ready to launch a summer bid for Juventus ace Mario Lemina, according to reports.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be given £200m to strengthen his Premier League title-winning squad and is set to spend 50m euros (£42.7m) on Monaco's 22-year-old France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • The Blues have told attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, they will make him the focal point of the team for years to come if he signs a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
    ( Evening Standard )


  • But Real Madrid plan to sign Belgium international Hazard in order to convince Paris St-Germain's 24-year-old Italy midfielder Marco Verratti to join Chelsea instead of rivals Barcelona.
    ( Don Balon )


  • Monaco have rejected Liverpool's 75m euros (£64.4m) bid for 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe, with the French champions holding out for 100m euros (£85.8m).
    ( Marca )


  • Monaco will resist all offers for France international Mbappe this summer, says the club's chief executive.
    ( CNN )


  • Manchester United are considering Benfica's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, 23, as a possible replacement for David de Gea if the Spain international leaves in the summer.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • United could also move for Atletico Madrid and Slovenia keeper Jan Oblak and are willing to pay up to £40m for the 24-year-old.
    ( Daily Star )


  • However, Real Madrid are ready to launch a shock move to take Oblak from their city rivals.
    ( Goal )


  • Manchester City are ready to offload 20-year-old Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho and Spain striker Nolito, 30, in order to sign Arsenal's Chile international Alexis Sanchez this summer.
    ( Daily Express )


  • West Ham are considering making a £20m bid for Iheanacho.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Sunderland and England striker Jermain Defoe, 34, will demand £100,000-a-week wages and a signing-on fee of around £6m from his next club, with West Ham and Bournemouth his most likely destinations.
    ( Evening Standard )


  • Crystal Palace are also interested in the former Tottenham striker and hope to capitalise on his connection with boss Sam Allardyce, who managed Defoe at Sunderland.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Allardyce wants to sign Manchester City and France full-backs Gael Clichy, 31, and Bacary Sagna, 34, who are both out of contract at Etihad Stadium this summer.
    ( Sun )


  • Everton will use Chelsea's 19-year-old forward Tammy Abraham - who spent the season on loan at Championship side Bristol City - as leverage in any deal to take Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • The Toffees will offer £15m for Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford, 23, but the Black Cats will demand double that fee for the England Under-21 international.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )


  • Relegated Middlesbrough will not sell captain Ben Gibson, 24, this summer despite interest from Chelsea and Liverpool in the former England Under-21 international.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Sergio Aguero will seek assurances about his role at Manchester City in talks with manager Pep Guardiola. The 28-year-old Argentina striker is concerned that reduced playing time next season could jeopardise his World Cup place.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Liverpool fear they could be beaten to the signings of Southampton and Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25, and Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon, 17, by Chelsea and Tottenham respectively.
    ( Daily Express )


  • West Ham, Southampton, Swansea and Stoke are all keen on £20m-rated Leeds striker Chris Wood after the 25-year-old New Zealand international finished top scorer in the Championship, with 27 goals.
    ( Sun )


  • Burnley will demand more than £25m from Manchester United for defender Michael Keane, 24, because the Clarets will have to pay 25% of any transfer fee to the Old Trafford club as part of the deal that took the England centre-back to Turf Moor.
    (Daily Telegraph)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Claude Puel is facing the prospect of losing his job as Southampton manager, with several first-team players complaining about his training methods.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Jurgen Klopp says he would "love" for Steven Gerrard to be his successor as Liverpool manager.
    (Times)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Boro captain Grant Leadbitter, 31, suggested a language barrier between staff and players contributed to the club's relegation this season.
    ( Independent )


  • Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, has revealed his preferred destination should he leave the La Liga side the summer - NBA team the New York Knicks.
    ( AS )




























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