Football Rumours on Thursday 18th May 2017

last updated Thursday 18th May 2017, 10:53 AM

  • Newcastle United are set to enquire about the availability of 26-year-old Fulham and Scotland midfielder Tom Cairney.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Fulham remain confident Ryan Sessegnon, 16, will sign a professional contract at Craven Cottage - but it won't be until June as Premier League clubs circle.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Tottenham have initiated talks with Juventus and Brazil right-back Dani Alves, 34.
    ( Yahoo )

  • Alves would replace 26-year-old England international Kyle Walker, who looks likely to be leaving Spurs at the end of the season.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Two more England players - midfielder Eric Dier, 23, and full-back Danny Rose, 26 - are also close to leaving Tottenham amid interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.
    ( Sun )

  • Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says the club do not need to sell Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25, even if they are offered £60m.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Barcelona have been linked with a move for Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko, but AC Milan and Real Madrid are also interested in the 27-year-old France international.
    ( Don Balon )

  • Manchester United target Bernardo Silva, 22, says he dreams of leaving Monaco for one of the "best teams". The Portugal midfielder is valued at around £70m.
    ( Metro )

  • United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in signing Stoke's 24-year-old England goalkeeper Jack Butland.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Bournemouth are willing to offer Jermain Defoe a three-year contract worth £115,000 a week. The 35-year-old Sunderland and England striker is soon to be available on a free transfer.
    ( Sun )

  • The Cherries will also make bids worth more than a combined £30m for Chelsea's Dutch defender Nathan Ake, 22, and Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 29, once the season has finished.
    ( Guardian )

  • Winger Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he is willing to sign a five-year deal worth £110,000-a-week after the 24-year-old Ivory Coast international helped to secure the club's Premier League status for another season.
    ( Guardian )

  • Chelsea will offer keeper Thibaut Courtois a new contract worth more than £150,000-a-week to try to fight off Real Madrid's interest in the 25-year-old Belgium international.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Newcastle and Crystal Palace are tracking 27-year-old Burnley striker Ashley Barnes.
    ( ESPN )

  • Arsenal want to sign Real Madrid and Brazil right-back Danilo, 25.
    ( Don Balon )

  • The Gunners are also keen on Lyon's 22-year-old France Under-21 midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said he wants to keep goalkeeper David de Gea at the club, describing the 26-year-old Spain international as "the best in the world".
    ( Times )

  • Lyon and France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, says he is interested in joining Atletico Madrid this summer.
    ( Eurosport )

  • Chelsea have made a £55m bid for Paris St-Germain's 24-year-old Italy midfielder Marco Verratti.
    ( Sun )

  • Derby County are willing to let former England Under-21 winger Tom Ince, 25, leave if they receive a bid of £10m this summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Stoke's 18-year-old defender Andrew Cherdieu is a target for Nice this summer.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Midfielder Aaron Mooy could leave Manchester City on a permanent deal in the summer, but current loan side Huddersfield are yet to make a bid for the 26-year-old Australia international.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Bournemouth defender Steve Cook, 26, says he plans to stay with Cherries for "years to come".
    (Bournemouth Echo)


  • Watford want to replace sacked manager Walter Mazzarri with Hull City boss Marco Silva.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Claudio Ranieri has been named as the bookies' favourite to take over at Watford.
    ( Sun )

  • The Football League are understood to have finally given the go-ahead for the takeover of troubled Championship club Nottingham Forest by a Greek consortium.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • The FA board is expected to vote on Thursday for rule changes which will see players who dive banned from next season. Under the proposals that will be discussed, players who successfully deceive the referee and gain an unfair advantage will face retrospective action.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Arsene Wenger is ready to give 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny a fresh chance at Arsenal following a highly successful loan season at Roma.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

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