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Football Rumours on Thursday 31st August 2017

last updated Thursday 31st August 2017, 10:03 AM

  • Fulham have made a £15m offer for Newcastle's English striker Dwight Gayle, 27, but the Magpies want between £18m and £20m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal are attempting to seal a last-minute deal for Paris St-Germain and Germany forward Julian Draxler, 23 - otherwise they will block Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester City.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • City will make a £70m cash bid for Chile forward Sanchez, 28, and have already sent a team of legal and medical officials to South America to get the deal done as quickly as possible.

  • Spurs are set to complete the signing of 24 yearold right back Serge Aurier from Paris St Germain for £23m after the Home Office granted him a work permit.

  • Tottenham are locked in a transfer deadline day battle with West Ham to sign Andre Gomes on loan from Barcelona.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Arsenal sell Kieran Gibbs to West Brom for £7m as left-back signs four-year deal with Hawthorns club.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sunderland hope to complete a loan move for Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack after off-loading Wahbi Khazri.
    (Daily Star)

  • City's hopes of signing Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 29, from West Brom are hanging in the balance, with France centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, 26, not keen on moving the other way. Arsenal and Leicester have had bids worth £25m for Evans rejected by West Brom.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Crystal Palace are hoping to sign Mangala from City for £23m.

  • Swansea are close to signing Bayern Munich's 20-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches on loan.

  • West Ham are lining up a season-long loan move for Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25.

  • Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, is edging closer to rejoining Atletico Madrid as Chelsea consider a new bid of £49m.

  • Chelsea are still in negotiations with Everton over their 23-year-old attacking midfielder Ross Barkley, but are running out of time to recruit the three signings manager Antonio Conte is demanding.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham are also considering bidding for Barkley.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham are all vying to sign Leicester's 26-year-old winger Riyad Mahrez.

  • Chelsea are in advanced talks with Swansea over a deal for Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 32.

  • Liverpool are persisting with their £74m pursuit of Monaco and France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 21.

  • Liverpool have medical staff on standby ready to travel to Paris to carry out another medical if a fee can be agreed between the two clubs for Lemar.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • The Reds are also still prepared to pay up to £75m for Southampton's 26-year-old defender Virgil van Dijk. although Saints do not want to sell.

  • Newcastle are expecting a busy day of transfer activity before Thursday's deadline passes, with the club keen to sign Chelsea's 21-year-old winger Kenedy on loan.
    (Evening Chronicle)

  • Tottenham and West Ham are ready for a deadline day battle for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, 24.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton have made an offer to take Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen, 31, on a season-long loan with a view to buying the Belgium defender.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Defender Philipp Wollscheid, 28, forward Bojan, 27, and midfielder Giannelli Imbula, 24, are all likely to leave Stoke, who are still pursuing Manchester City's 27-year-old midfielder Fabian Delph.
    (Stoke Sentinel)

  • Hull are close to signing Leicester's 24-year-old Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa on a season-long loan.
    (Hull Daily Mail)

  • Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore, 21, will not be allowed to leave the club, despite interest from French club Lille.
    (Evening Gazette)


  • Gareth Southgate is giving serious consideration to axing Joe Hart and selecting Jack Butland as his goalkeeper for the World Cup double-header against Malta and Slovakia.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gareth Southgate is likely to bring forward the naming of Harry Kane as his captain.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson chaired the Uefa Elite Coaches Forum which included the likes of Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho - but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was a notable absentee.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Bournemouth and England striker Jermain Defoe says he has to keep his diet "boring" to carry on scoring for club and country at the age of 34.
    (Daily Mirror)

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