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Football Rumours on Tuesday 8th August 2017

last updated Tuesday 08th August 2017, 9:27 AM

  • Celtic and Nice want to sign Manchester City's former Fulham midfielder Patrick Roberts, 20.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Valencia are preparing a deal to tempt Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel, 26, to Spain.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Turkish side Trabzonspor want to sign Tottenham's France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, on loan.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Tottenham are facing a fresh fight to hang on to left-back Danny Rose as Manchester United and Inter Milan reignite their interest in him.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tottenham's £30m midfielder Moussa Sissoko is wanted by Trabzonspor but Spurs are unwilling to sanction a move because the Turkish club want a loan rather than a permanent deal.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will refuse to sanction any deal allowing attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho to move to Barcelona.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Liverpool will not be able to hold on to 25-year-old Coutinho this summer, says club legend Graeme Souness.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Brazil international Coutinho has "got to go" to Barca, says ex-England striker Ian Wright.
    ( BBC Radio 5 live )

  • Barcelona are also still keen to sign Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old French striker Ousmane Dembele.
    ( Sport )

  • Manchester United will bid for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale if the 28-year-old is left out of Zinedine Zidane's starting XI for Tuesday's Super Cup final against the Old Trafford club.
    ( Times )

  • Madrid boss Zidane has dismissed speculation over a possible move back to the Premier League for Bale.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea and Manchester United are both set to make bids for Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, 24.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are set to resurrect their £60m move for Virgil van Dijk after the Southampton defender, 26, handed in a transfer request.
    ( Daily Star)

  • Chelsea are also interested in Van Dijk, with the Blues hoping poor relations between Liverpool and Southampton will work in their favour.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Southampton are planning to sign Middlesbrough's 24-year-old centre-back Ben Gibson as a replacement for Van Dijk.
    ( Sun )

  • Arsenal should have signed Van Dijk as well as midfielder Nemanja Matic, who moved from Chelsea to Manchester United for £40m, because the club lacks leadership on the pitch, according to former Gunners striker Ian Wright.
    ( BBC Radio 5 live )

  • Stoke City hope to announce the £7m signing of Porto centre-backBruno Martins Indi before Saturday's Premier League opener at Everton. The 25-year-old Netherlands international spent last season on loan at the Potters.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )

  • Meanwhile, Stoke's record signing Giannelli Imbula, who struggled to make an impact following his £18.3m move from Porto in January, has agreed terms with Champions League semi-finalists Monaco.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Leicester City are set to announce the signing of Coventry City's Leicester-born forward George Thomas, 20, for £450,000 plus add-ons.
    ( Coventry Telegraph )

  • Sunderland are hopeful of signing Aston Villa's 30-year-old Scotland striker Ross McCormack before the transfer deadline.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • Hull City are interested in signing 33-year-old former Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from Wolves.
    ( Hull Daily Mail )

  • Blackburn Rovers want to sign Leeds United's Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson, 26.
    ( Lancashire Telegraph )

  • Bournemouth forwards Harry Cornick, 22, and Joe Quigley, 20, are close to joining League One side Blackpool.
    (Daily Echo)


  • Edgar Davids is the latest high-profile name to throw his name into the ring for the Hearts job as ex-England boss Steve McClaren emerged as a major candidate.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Former Arsenal and England defender Tony Adams is leading a consortium which has struck an agreement to buy Crystal Palace for £200m.
    ( Daily Star)

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will argue against a pre-season tour of China proposed for next year as he would prefer to return to the United States.


  • Tottenham fear right-back Kieran Trippier, 26, will miss the start of the season because of the ankle injury he suffered in a friendly against Juventus.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Theo Walcott says Arsenal's new signing Sead Kolasinac is "an absolute animal" and believes the defender could become one of the best in the Premier League.
    ( Guardian )

  • Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has denied suggestions he laughed at team-mate Alvaro Morata, who missed a spot-kick, during the Blues' penalty shootout defeat by Arsenal in the Community Shield.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are making a mistake refusing to bring French defender Mamadou Sakho, 27, back into the first-team squad - according to former midfielder Momo Sissoko.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Leicester City's former Manchester United midfielder Matty James, 26, is set to play for the Foxes for the first time in 825 days.
    ( Leicester Mercury )

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers are "very big" in Brazil, according to the Championship club's 23-year-old's Brazilian forward Leo Bonatini.
    (Express & Star)

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