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Football Rumours on Tuesday 15th May 2018

last updated Tuesday 15th May 2018, 9:31 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Brighton midfielder Steve Sidwell will leave the club when his contract expires next month.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Spurs will listen to summer offers for Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, and 27-year-old England left-back Danny Rose.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Everton boss Sam Allardyce says the future of 32-year-old former England striker Wayne Rooney will be decided by Wednesday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United are ready to pay Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj's £44m release clause this summer. The 24-year-old Albanian will become the seventh most expensive defender of all time.
    (Sun)


  • But Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri could still become Gunners boss if he wins a battle over transfers.
    (Daily Star)


  • Manchester City are keen to sign Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 25.
    (Daily Star)


  • Manchester United face competition from French champions Paris St-Germain for the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, 25. The Brazil international has a £53m release clause in his contract.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has held talks with Paris St-Germain's French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, 29.
    (France Football)


  • Real Madrid are ready to move for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 26, with the Belgium international approaching the last 12 months of his contract.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Southampton want to sign Celta Vigo's 23-year-old Denmark winger Pione Sisto, who has a £36m release clause in his contract.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Crystal Palace hope to hold contract talks with Yohan Cabaye in an attempt to keep the 32-year-old midfielder at Selhurst Park beyond this summer.
    (Independent)


  • Southampton's Moroccan winger Sofiane Boufal, 24, spoke of his desire to return to the French league just a day after the Premier League season concluded.
    (SFR Sport)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis and director Josh Kroenke have identified former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta - now a coach at Manchester City - as their preferred candidate to replace Arsene Wenger as manager.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Steve Bould is delaying a decision over whether or not to stay on as Arsenal assistant manager as he waits to find out who the next manager will be. The Gunners have already parted with several of Wenger's backroom staff.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Aston Villa's policy of buying 'big' players is paying dividends for the play-offs, says Steve Bruce.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Ham want Rafa Benitez to replace manager David Moyes.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Ham met Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca just hours after manager David Moyes' contract expired.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Everton will sack Allardyce in the next 48 hours and are closing in on the appointment of former Watford boss Marco Silva.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Chelsea have targeted Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.
    (Sun)


  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says he is not interested in a return to Napoli as he is talking to the Magpies about a contract renewal.
    (Calcio Napoli 24)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 31, will be left out of Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad for the World Cup.
    (Sun)


  • Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 26, will also miss out on a place in the England squad for Russia 2018 because of fears over his disciplinary record.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Roberto Mancini has been appointed the new head coach of Italy until 2020.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Fabio Coentrao has amazingly ruled himself out of Portugal's World Cup bid - claiming he is too exhausted to take part.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Jorge Sampaoli has announced his preliminary 35-man Argentina squad for the World Cup - but there is no place for Tottenham star Erik Lamela.
    (Sky Sports)




  • OTHER STUFF

  • 17 year old Ryan Sessegnon inspired Fulham's passage to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley as they saw off Derby at Craven Cottage.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal should consider Burnley boss Sean Dyche as a replacement for Wenger, says BBC Radio 5 live pundit Chris Sutton.
    (5 live Sport)


  • Tottenham have until the end of the month to tell the FA whether or not they want to extend their 12-month tenancy at Wembley, after retaining a contractual option to play a number of games there next season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The Gunners' Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he joined the club in the belief Wenger would stay on as manager "for years".
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a contract extension with Tottenham, keeping him at the club until 2021.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Brom and Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 30, pulled out of the Baggies' final game of the season by text message. Evans is expected to leave The Hawthorns this summer.
    (Express & Star)






















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