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Football Rumours on Sunday 13th August 2017

last updated Sunday 13th August 2017, 8:40 AM


  • Tottenham will go on a spending spree before the transfer window closes, starting with a firm offer for 23-year-old Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )


  • But Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is questioning whether Barkley is worth pursuing and is more interested in a £50m double move for Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop, 20, and Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, 21.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Dutch side Ajax have already rejected a 40m euro (£36.6m) bid from Spurs and offered Colombia international Sanchez a new contract to convince him to stay.
    (De Telegraaf)


  • Arsenal have given up on signing 21-year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar from Monaco, with manager Arsene Wenger now focused on selling fringe player to cut the club's wage bill.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Manchester United have rejected a bid from Tottenham for 21-year-old France forward Anthony Martial.
    (Independent)


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will target Napoli and Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne, 26, if playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, forces through a move to Barcelona.
    (Sunday People)


  • Barcelona will return with an offer in excess of £100m for Brazil international Coutinho.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Chelsea will make a second bid of around £25m for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, this week after having a £15m offer turned down by the Foxes earlier this summer.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )


  • Real Madrid have admitted defeat in their bid to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this season.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Barcelona have signed Brazil and former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, 29, for 40m euros (£36.6m) from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Paris St-Germain could spend more than 60m euros (£54.9m) on Monaco defender Fabinho, 23, on top of any deal for the Brazil international's team-mate Kylian Mbappe, 18.
    (ESPN)


  • PSG have secured the signing of Kylian Mbappe for a fee that will exceed the £200m they spent on Neymar. They will pay an initial fee of £173m plus add ons.
    (Sunday Times)


  • Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, does not want to stay at Arsenal and is pushing for a move to Barcelona.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Chelsea would be willing to sell Belgium's attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, to Barcelona for 120m euros (£110m).
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Manchester United have re-opened talks over a move for Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, and are close to matching the Italian side's £48m asking price.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Chelsea are worried striker Diego Costa, 28, has put on too much weight during his holiday in Brazil, making the Spain international more difficult to sell.
    (Sunday Times)


  • Costa faces a Chelsea fine after failing to report back for the new season two weeks ago.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Liverpool have told Emre Can, 23, he is going nowhere despite Juventus lining up a £23m offer as the Germany midfielder enters the final year of his contract.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, will finally compete a transfer to Everton this week, which will see Swansea move for West Brom midfielder Nacer Chadli, 28, and trigger Tottenham to sign Ross Barkley, 23, from the Toffees.
    (Sunday People)


  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman will not end his summer spending with Sigurdsson and is keen on a move for Fiorentina and Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic, 29.
    (Sunday Express)


  • But Kalinic, 29, prefers a move to fellow Italian side AC Milan.
    (Sky Sports)


  • France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, could leave Atletico Madrid if they sell Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 24, to Paris St-Germain.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Spain attacking midfielder Marco Asensio, 21, will use interest from clubs including Arsenal as leverage to secure a new deal at Real Madrid.
    (Diario Gol)


  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is stepping up his pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, with the England international resigned to leaving the Gunners.
    (Sun on Sunday)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Rafa Benitez not happy at Newcastle with botched bids for Tammy Abraham and Willy Caballero leaving him bitter
    (Mail on Sunday)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Glenn Hoddle says Danny Rose's outburst over transfer policy and wages is only saying what all Tottenham players are thinking and his team-mates won't be angry.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told by Manchester United medics and American specialists to ease up as the striker pushes himself to recover from knee ligament injury.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he knew Neymar was leaving for PSG even when he Tweeted a photo of the pair with the caption "he stays".
    (AS)




























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