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Football Rumours on Saturday 5th August 2017

last updated Saturday 05th August 2017, 10:17 AM

  • French champions Monaco are ready to test Arsenal's resolve by making a £45m bid for 28-year-old striker Alexis Sanchez, who has a year remaining on his Gunners contract.
    ( Sun )

  • Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has hinted that 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe - targeted by a number of clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona and Arsenal - could leave before the close of the transfer window for a big enough offer.
    ( Independent )

  • Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool's squad for Saturday's friendly against Athletic Bilbao because of a back injury. The 25-year-old midfielder is wanted by Barcelona as a replacement for Neymar, who has joined Paris St-Germain.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Barcelona have wasted no time in finding a replacement for Neymar after making contact with Borussia Dortmund over French forward Ousmane Dembele, 20.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Dembele says he welcomes the transfer speculation linking him with the club at the moment.
    ( Metro )

  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, admitted he would like to return to England when speaking during his court case over alleged tax fraud in Spain.
    ( Cadena SER )

  • Meanwhile, Real will consider selling winger Gareth Bale, 28, to Manchester United if they include goalkeeper David De Gea in the deal.
    ( Don Balon )

  • Paris St-Germain are reportedly set to follow up their signing of Neymar by rivalling Arsenal for the transfer of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26.
    ( Metro )

  • Chelsea have reportedly contacted Paris St-Germain defender Serge Aurier, 24, amid speculation he could join Manchester United.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly ready to allow defender Andreas Christensen, 21, to leave in a swap deal in order to sign Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva, 30.
    ( Tuttosport )

  • However, the Blues have rubbished claims that Conte is deliberately pushing striker Diego Costa, 28, out of the club.
    ( Independent )

  • AC Milan are considering a shock move for former Chelsea and Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, 31.
    ( Sky Sport Italia )

  • Midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, 26, a target for Liverpool and Tottenham, has asked to leave Inter Milan.
    ( Gazzetta dello Sport )

  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Chelsea, has been backed in his £60m stand-off with Saints by Netherlands boss Dick Advocaat.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester City are hopeful of resolving conflict with 17-year-old winger Jadon Sancho despite the teenager refusing to train after he was left out of the squad for last month's US tour.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Everton could produce a club record deal of £50m for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, as renewed contract talks have started with Swansea.
    ( Times )

  • Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, is ready to tell the club he wants to join Premier League champions Chelsea.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Watford are lining up a move for Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno, 25, after the club rejected an £11m bid from Napoli earlier this summer.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Antonio Conte is convinced he is entering "the most difficult" season of his entire career after warning Chelsea's squad is too "small" on the eve of their first match of the campaign.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • The new owner of Leeds United, Andrea Radrizzani, has warned that if he fails in his five-year plan to get the fallen Yorkshire giants back to the Premier League he will look to sell the club.
    ( Guardian )

  • Antonio Conte has hit out at Chelsea's transfer dealings and the sale of Nemanja Matic.
    ( Sun )


  • England goal ace Jodie Taylor called for Mark Sampson to carry on as boss of England women.
    ( Daily Mirror)


  • Nemanja Matic's first appearance in a Manchester United shirt did not go entirely to plan as the midfielder broke a spectator's glasses after accidentally kicking the ball at her face.
    ( Metro )

  • Former Leeds United and Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino is preparing to move back into football as he closes in on a takeover of Serie B side Brescia.
    ( Yorkshire Post )

  • John Terry will be the cover star of Aston Villa's first matchday programme of the season.
    ( Aston Villa official site )

  • Midfielder Juan Mata has pledged to give 1% of his Manchester United salary to charity - and has called on all footballers to join him.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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