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Football Rumours on Sunday 22nd July 2018

last updated Sunday 22nd July 2018, 12:35 PM


  • Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Borussia Monchengladbach's Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer, 29.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Roma are considering a move for Arsenal keeper Petr Cech, 36, to replace Liverpool's new signing Alisson.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Tottenham remain strong frontrunners to land Aston Villa's Jack Grealish - despite lining up an offer worth only half of the 22-year-old midfielder's £20m valuation.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Brighton have rejected bids from Hull for winger Jiri Skalak and midfielder Oliver Norwood.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea have told Real Madrid that they will not be bullied into selling 27-year-old Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard - even for £170m.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has warned his former manager Maurizio Sarri, who is now in charge at Chelsea, that there will be no further deals between the two clubs.

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is still keen on Leicester defender Harry Maguire and could offer £65m for the 25-year-old England international - but would first need to get rid of Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly or Chris Smalling.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • United are ready to trigger Anthony Martial's contract extension clause which will keep the 22-year-old French forward with them until 2020.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • But both Chelsea and Bayern Munich want to sign Martial, although neither is willing to meet United's 100m euro (£89.3m) valuation of the player.

  • Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira, 22, has told United manager Mourinho he is willing to play wherever he is required.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Liverpool could have signed Alisson - who they made the world's most expensive goalkeeper in bringing him to Anfield - for just £3.1m in 2015 but turned down the opportunity.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Atletico Madrid have approached Chelsea over the possibility of taking France striker Olivier Giroud, 31, on loan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester will accept offers of around £18m for record signing Islam Slimani. The 30-year-old Algeria striker has been linked with a move to Sporting Lisbon.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Leicester have rejected a £12m bid from Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr for Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa, 25.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Claude Puel insists Leicester have not received any offers for 31-year-old Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City are yet to decide whether midfielders Douglas Luiz, the 20-year-old Brazilian, and Brahim Diaz, the 19-year-old Spaniard, will be with the squad for the coming season.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic could be on his way to Manchester City with the Premier League champions reportedly lining up a 100m euro (£89m) bid for the 28-year-old Bosnia international.

  • Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic believes the upcoming Premier League season will be better than ever following the success of the league's players at the World Cup.
    (Star on Sunday)

  • Premier League newcomers Wolves want to sign Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 23, on a season-long loan from Barcelona.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • New Liverpool signing Naby Keita was so impressed by manager Jurgen Klopp that the Guinean midfielder, 23, rejected moves to Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

  • The Anfield club's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 30, has emerged as a target for Barcelona as a replacement for back-up Jasper Cillessen.

  • Everton are expected to finalise the £40m signing of 21-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison from Watford on Monday.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Manager Steve Bruce has reaffirmed his commitment to Aston Villa despite reports that Thierry Henry could be set to replace him.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will be given a transfer kitty of £100m if he agrees to a new three-year deal.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Mesut Ozil will join Arsenal on their pre-season tour of Singapore following Germany's World Cup exit.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley will miss the start of the season after undergoing an operation on his Achilles.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Chelsea and Aston Villa defender John Terry, 37, is reportedly set to retire from football, with Sky Sports keen to make him a pundit.
    (Sunday Mirror)

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