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Football Rumours on Monday 14th August 2017

last updated Monday 14th August 2017, 10:03 AM


  • Tottenham are ready to step up their interest in Lazio forward Keita Balde.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Chelsea are considering a late move for long-time Manchester United target Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, 28.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Cesar Azpilicueta, 27, thinks Chelsea need to make several signings before the transfer window closes.
    (Evening Standard)


  • The Blues are ready to make a £50m bid for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk this week in an attempt to fend off interest from Liverpool.
    (Daily Star)


  • Manchester United will meet the £36.5m release clause of Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto, 25, if he pushes for a move away from the Spanish club.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United are close to agreeing terms with Portuguese club Oliveirense for forward Bruno Amorim, 19.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Meanwhile, Antoine Griezmann, 26, would be unhappy if Atletico Madrid sell goalkeeper Jan Oblak and could consider a move to Manchester United.
    (Don Ballon)


  • Leicester City will turn down a £31.8m bid for Riyad Mahrez, 26, from Roma as they are determined to have their £50m valuation met.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta says they are interested in Liverpool target and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, 22.
    (La Gazzetta dello Sport)


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also considering Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, 26 as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho amid interest from Barcelona.
    (Daily Express)


  • Tottenham could step up interest in Lazio forward Keita Balde, 22, after he was left out of his club's Supercoppa Italiana squad.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Paris St-Germain winger Jese Rodriguez, 24, has rejected a loan move to Fiorentina and is now set to join Stoke in a temporary deal.
    (Sun)


  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he will not stand in the way if midfielder Gareth Barry, 36, wants to leave this summer.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • West Brom could let Nacer Chadli, 28, leave but only if they find a suitable replacement amid interest from Swansea.
    (Express and Star)


  • Schalke are in talks with Chelsea over bringing defender Baba Rahman, 23, back on loan.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Newcastle have stepped up their attempts to sign Arsenal's 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is resigned to leaving after being left out of the squad for the season-opening win over Leicester.
    (Sun)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Paul Clement wants the Premier League to shut the transfer window before the start of the season as he continues to fight off interest in Swansea forward Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manager Ronald Koeman says Everton re-signed Wayne Rooney, 31, because of his winning mentality, after he scored in their 1-0 victory overStoke.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is furious with midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 30, for being sent off in the defeat by Burnley, having told his players at half-time to maintain their discipline.
    (Times)


  • Manager Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool need to strengthen their squad before the end of the transfer window.
    (Liverpool Echo)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Jamie Vardy blew his top in the tunnel after Leicester lost their seven-goal thriller at Arsenal and punched a tunnel wall.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie, 22, says ex-Chelsea forward Didier Drogba is his "idol" and, after scoring two debut goals in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, added that he has a "similar style" to the former Ivory Coast international.
    (Guardian)


  • Diego Costa threatens to go on Chelsea strike for a year due to fall-out with Antonio Conte.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Chelsea have been rocked by a demand for a loyalty bonus from Diego Costa.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Sheffield United will ban any fans found guilty of violence following loss to Middlesbrough.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Southampton midfielder Steven Davis, 32, says the club's players would welcome Virgil van Dijk back with "open arms", despite the central defender not being involved with the first team after submitting a transfer request.
    (Daily Star)




























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