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Football Rumours on Thursday 9th August 2018

last updated Thursday 09th August 2018, 10:12 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Andre Zambo Anguissa, Marseille defensive midfielder ,flew in from France on Wednesday night for talks as Fulham look to increase their options in defensive midfield.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Fulham are set to complete a sensational coup by snapping up highly-rated Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico on loan from Sevilla.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan is having a medical at Fulham this morning.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Fulham are targeting a pre-deadline deal to sign Celta Vigo right-back Hugo Mallo.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan, but Fulham have made a late bid for the 24-year-old Englishman.
    (Bristol Post)


  • Arsenal are considering a late move for Croatia international Domagoj Vida after being told they will have to pay £26.9m to sign the 29-year-old Besiktas defender.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Arsenal could spend £10m on a season-long loan for Barcelona's 21-year-old France forward Ousmane Dembele, with a view to paying another £90m to make the move permanent next summer.
    (Football London)


  • Aston Villa's 22-year-old English midfielder Jack Grealish has not given up hope of joining Tottenham before the transfer deadline, despite his club halting a potential £25m move.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Ham are considering a deadline-day move for Tottenham's striker Fernando Llorente. The 33-year-old Spaniard is available on loan or for £7m permanently.
    (Daily Mail)


  • German club Schalke are in talks with Tottenham over signing 28-year-old England left-back Danny Rose on loan.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Leicester's England defender Harry Maguire remains hopeful of a move to Manchester United, who have already had two bids rejected for the 25-year-old.
    (Sky Sports)


  • But Leicester are determined not to sell Maguire to Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is concerned the club will fail to sign any more players before Thursday's deadline.
    (Times)


  • Leicester want to sign Dinamo Zagreb's Croatian defender Filip Benkovic, 21, and Freiburg's Turkish centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, 22, before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
    (Leicester Mercury)


  • Manchester United missed out on Bayern Munich's 29-year-old Germany defender Jerome Boateng because they were only interested in a loan deal.
    (Sun)


  • Boateng has agreed to join French club Paris St-Germain, with Bayern Munich prepared to sell him for 45m euros (£40.5m).
    (Le Parisien)


  • Everton and Manchester United are keen to sign Chelsea's 23-year-old France centre-back Kurt Zouma.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Leicester are considering taking English midfielder Danny Drinkwater back from Chelsea, just a year after selling the 28-year-old midfielder for £35m.
    (Independent)


  • West Ham and Crystal Palace are also interested in Drinkwater.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Everton are bidding to sign Barcelona's 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Wolves are preparing to sign Manchester City's 21-year-old Ukrainian wing-back Oleksandr Zinchenko.
    (Guardian)


  • Wolves also want Paris St-Germain's 25-year-old France left-back Layvin Kurzawa.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea are preparing for an exodus of squad players after tying up the signings of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Crystal Palace may make a late move to return Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, 29, to Selhurst Park. The Congo international played for Palace before moving to Merseyside.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Palace are also closing in on Swansea's Ghana forward Jordan Ayew, 26, with the clubs locked in talks over a £12m move.
    (Daily Star)


  • Watford are trying to clinch the signing of Juventus' 25-year-old Italian international midfielder Stefano Sturaro.
    (Sun)


  • Newcastle are close to signing Barcelona's 22-year-old Brazilian defender Marlon Santos on a season-long loan.
    (Sport)


  • Leicester striker Islam Slimani is attracting interest from Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Sporting Lisbon, with the Foxes prepared to accept offers of about £18m for the 30-year-old Algerian.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Axel Witsel's agent says the 29-year-old Belgium midfielder had interest from Manchester United and Napoli before signing for Borussia Dortmund from Tianjin Quanjian.
    (Goal)


  • Aston Villa will not negotiate a new contract with Ghanaian winger Albert Adomah, and the 30-year-old's former club Middlesbrough, plus Leeds, have been alerted to his availability.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Huddersfield Town defender Scott Malone has joined Derby County for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)


  • QPR could step up their interest in Brighton's Israel striker Tomer Hemed, 31.
    (Argus)


  • Cardiff are hoping to seal a late deal for Real Betis' Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa, 24, with manager Neil Warnock keen to strengthen his midfield.
    (AS)


  • Cardiff are also considering an approach for Sheffield Wednesday's 28-year-old Italian forward Fernando Forestieri.
    (Times)


  • Chelsea have given 23-year-old France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko permission to discuss a loan move with AC Milan.
    (Sun)


  • Atletico Madrid plan to increase the release clause of their 25-year-old Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak to 250m euros (£225m).
    (AS)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Jordi Cruyff has been named manager of Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan.
    (Sky Sports)




  • OTHER STUFF

  • Newcastle's squad have resolved their dispute with the club over bonuses for the upcoming season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • FIFA is planning to introduce a standardised global transfer window.
    (Times)


  • Manchester United have been accused of pressuring staff into misleading fans about the availability of tickets in an attempt to sell memberships.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Jose Mourinho is becoming increasingly concerned by the damage he feels the agent Mino Raiola is doing to Manchester United.
    (Times)


  • Celtic's bid for Champions League football is in grave danger following a 1-1 draw at home to AEK Athens in the first leg of their third-round qualifier.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted he wants to create a siege mentality at Ibrox.
    (Scottish Sun)




















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