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Football Rumours on Thursday 3rd August 2017

last updated Thursday 03rd August 2017, 10:44 AM

  • Arsenal's £35m move for Jean Michael Seri could depend on Nice's Champions League qualification.
    ( Sun )

  • Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, wants to stay and fight for a place at the club, despite interest from Italian side Sampdoria.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to make Argentine goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, 25, his first summer signing from Southampton in a £2m deal.
    ( Sun )

  • Leicester could be about to sell Riyad Mahrez to Roma in order to sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
    ( Independent )

  • Monaco's 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe has decided to leave the club, with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris St-Germain in the race to sign him.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Barcelona have already made contact with Monaco over a move for the highly rated French forward.
    ( Le10Sport )

  • The Spanish league will not accept PSG's payment of Neymar's release clause with Barcelona because of the 25-year-old forward's loyalty payment dispute with Barca, and concerns over PSG breaking Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules.
    ( Sport )

  • European governing body Uefa will ask PSG to explain how they intend to finance the transfer.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Barca will not try to sign Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old forward Antoine Griezmann despite Neymar's impending departure.
    ( AS )

  • The Spanish club will replace Neymar with Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele.
    ( Marca )

  • Borussia Dortmund have rejected a bid from Arsenal for Dembele.
    ( Mundo Deportivo )

  • Neymar's former representative Wagner Ribeiro says: "PSG will pay the release clause and Neymar will be presented in Paris this week."
    ( Marca )

  • The Brazilian passed his medical with PSG on Wednesday in Portugal.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Barcelona will use the money from Neymar's sale to fund moves for Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, and Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, 25.
    ( Sun )

  • The Catalan club will bid £100m for Coutinho, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says the playmaker will not be leaving Liverpool.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has told his club's board that they must sign striker Diego Costa, 28, who Chelsea value at £50m.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Chelsea are in no hurry to sell Costa and are determined to hold out for their asking price.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Chelsea will look to sign Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, instead of Bayern Munich's 19-year-old Renato Sanches.
    ( Metro )

  • Everton's £50m deal to sign Swansea attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, is likely to be completed over the next few days.
    ( Guardian )

  • Defender and Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk, 26, is close to forcing through his departure from Southampton.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Liverpool midfield target Naby Keita, 22 is unlikely to sign a contract extension at RB Leipzig, says the German club's sporting director.
    ( Bild )

  • Leicester forward Demarai Gray, 21, is happy to stay at the club after talks over his future.
    ( Leicester Mercury )

  • Watford are keen to sign Everton's 30-year-old winger Aaron Lennon, with the Toffees willing to sell.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Winger Stewart Downing, 33, is training with Middlesbrough's under-23 side after his transfer to Birmingham stalled.
    ( Evening Gazette )

  • Sunderland are hopeful of signing Aston Villa's 30-year-old forward Ross McCormack on loan before the start of the Championship season.
    ( Team Talk )

  • Manchester United are ready to promote 20-year-old midfielder Scott McTominay to their senior squad.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Turkish champions Besiktas have joined the £20m chase for Leeds' New Zealand striker Chris Wood.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will be "happier" if the Red Devils can secure a fourth signing of the transfer window.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Mourinho says France forward Anthony Martial, 21, will not be leaving Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with a move to Inter Milan.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Stoke are planning a £15m bid for Crystal Palace's England winger Andros Townsend, 26, to replace Marko Arnautovic.


  • Steven Pressley is ready to perform a U-turn on his decision never to manage in Scottish football if he's offered the chance of a dream return to Hearts.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says Darron Gibson's reputation is in tatters after his drunken row with supporters.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Barcelona have already removed Neymar's image from posters around their stadium.
    ( Marca )

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he has "taken over the zea", as he posed for a picture on a yacht.
    ( Instagram )

  • Fancy pitch designs have been banned for the upcoming Premier League season.
    (Premier League)

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