Football Rumours on Friday 25th August 2017

last updated Friday 25th August 2017, 9:05 AM

  • Arsenal face the prospect of having to sell England player Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is out of contract next summer and is set to reject a new Gunners offer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Crystal Palace are interested in signing 33-year-old goalkeeper Michel Vorm from Tottenham.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • The Eagles are also keen to bring Barcelona's 21-year-old forward Munir El Haddadi to Selhurst Park.

  • Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer is close to joining Crystal Palace in a £15m deal.

  • Chelsea are confident of signing Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, for £35m before this summer's transfer deadline next Thursday.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea are also trying to push through the £15m signing of Swansea City's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 32, who played under Blues boss Antonio Conte at Juventus.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester City have given up hope of signing Monaco's 18-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe for £150m.

  • City will launch a third bid, of more than £25m, to sign West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, 29.

  • Barcelona have agreed a deal worth up to 150m euros (£138m) to sign Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old France forward Ousmane Dembele.

  • Meanwhile, the Spanish giants say Turkey midfielder Arda Turan, 30, can leave on a free transfer.

  • Swansea have cooled their interest in 28-year-old midfielder Nacer Chadli after being quoted in excess of £25m by West Bromwich Albion.
    (Daily Mail)

  • RB Leipzig's 20-year-old Scottish winger Oliver Burke is set for a medical at West Brom.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Huddersfield Town are interested in signing Leeds United's former West Ham and England goalkeeper Robert Green, 37.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Winger Demarai Gray, 21, wants Leicester to start him or sell him, with Bournemouth offering nearly £30m for the former Birmingham player.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Paris St-Germain have emerged as favourites to sign 34-year-old Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

  • Norwich City are considering a late bid for 26-year-old Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas.
    (Yorkshire Evening Post)

  • Newcastle's Dutch attacking midfielder Siem de Jong, 28, is close to completing a move to Ajax.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says he has not given up on signing Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing, 33, despite stating negotiations have "slowed up".
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Sunderland will demand £20m for Gabon midfielder Didier Ndong, 23, who is attracting interest from West Ham United.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, Black Cats boss Simon Grayson says the club are ready for a busy final week in the transfer window.
    (Sunderland Echo)

  • Juventus are set to sign 29-year-old Germany defender Benedikt Howedes from Schalke.
    (Corriere Della Sera)

  • Meanwhile, the Italian champions also held a meeting with Barcelona in Monaco over the possible transfer of the Spanish club's midfielder Andre Gomes, 24.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani, 33, is set to sign for Spanish club Las Palmas.


  • Arsene Wenger has told Jack Wilshere to prove he is worth a new contract after the Arsenal midfielder's latest setback.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Gareth Southgate has told his England players it is time to step out from Wayne Rooney's shadow.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gareth Southgate has given his backing to Mark Sampson as the England's women's manager continues to face allegations of racism and bullying.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Fleetwood Town could be set for a windfall if their former striker Jamie Vardy, 30, moves from Leicester to Chelsea for £40m.
    (Fleetwood Today)

  • Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has taken a pay cut of more than £200,000 a week to rejoin Manchester United.

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