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Football Rumours on Wedenesday 18th July 2018

last updated Wednesday 18th July 2018, 9:27 AM


  • Fulham and Wolves are both interested in signing Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko, 21, despite the Ukrainian left-back going on City's pre-season tour to the USA.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are set to push Jack Grealish's transfer through as Mauricio Pochettino wants him on their US pre-season tour.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid have put Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 27, at the top of their transfer list to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who has joined Juventus.
    (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 26, is expected to join Real Madrid for £31m.

  • If they sell Courtois, Chelsea are considering re-signing 36-year-old Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech from Arsenal or Leicester's Denmark international Kasper Schmeichel, 31.
    (Sky Sports)

  • England defender Gary Cahill, 32, may leave Chelsea as the club closes in on a £44.2m deal for 23-year-old Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • The Blues remain in the race to sign Roma's Brazil goalkeeper Alisson despite Liverpool making a £62m bid for the 25-year-old.
    (Football Italia)

  • West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic could be on his way to Manchester United or Roma, with the Hammers open to offers for the 29-year-old Austrian.

  • Watford's Brazilian forward Richarlison, 21, could follow his former boss Marco Silva to Everton.

  • Everton are also in advanced talks to sign Bordeaux's Brazilian winger Malcolm, 21, in a £30m deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bournemouth will spend a club record £32m to sign Levante and Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma, 23, and a further £25m on Genoa and Uruguay full-back Diego Laxalt, 25.

  • Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has been told he has to sell before he can strengthen his squad.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Porto are still keen on signing Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba, 23, but are unwilling to meet the £8m asking price for the DR Congo international.
    (A Bola)

  • West Brom have rejected a loan offer from Newcastle for Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon, 28, who has a £16.5m release clause in his contract.
    (Express and Star)

  • Crystal Palace are closing in on the signing of Italian side Sassuolo's Senegal striker Khouma Babacar, 25, for £12m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Huddersfield are interested in signing Monaco's France youth international striker Adama Diakhaby, 22.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are interested in English forward Ollie Watkins, with Brentford demanding £15m for the 22-year-old they signed for £1.8m from Exeter a year ago.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Maurizio Sarri plans to ditch £40m flop Tiemoue Bakayoko to kick-start his Chelsea overhaul.
    (Daily Star)

  • Rafa Benitez has admitted Newcastle are being blown out of the water in the transfer market by their Premier League rivals.
    (Daily Express)

  • Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, 46, will rejoin Juventus, the club the Frenchman played for between 1996 and 2001, as an advisor.
    (Libertad Digital)

  • Rafa Benítez was offered the chance to take charge of Spain for the World Cup finals after the dramatic dismissal of Julen Lopetegui two days before the country's opening match in Russia.


  • The FA are seeking rivals to Shahid Khan's £1bn Wembley bid to ensure the national stadium is not undervalued.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Daniel Sturridge has vowed to stay and fight for his place at Liverpool.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Alexis Sanchez has trained alone at Manchester United's Carrington training ground having been unable to join their US pre-season tour due to issues over his visa.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United's new replica kit is the most expensive ever, a full adults' version costing a staggering £183Manchester United's new replica kit is the most expensive ever, a full adults' version costing a staggering £183.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 27, has arrived two weeks late for pre-season training at Nice after talks with Marseille broke down.
    (Football Italia)

  • West Ham will upgrade their training centre as manager Manuel Pellegrini is unimpressed with the current set-up.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The FA has apologised after its FA Cup Twitter account posted an image originally by Willian which mocked Antonio Conte.
    (Sky Sports)

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