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Football Rumours on Wednesday 9th August 2017

last updated Wednesday 09th August 2017, 10:40 AM

  • Arsenal have received a significant boost on the eve of the season with PSG dropping their interest in Alexis Sanchez following the signing of Neymar.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Midfielder Mohamed Elneny has maintained he is staying at Arsenal after rejecting a move to Leicester.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Barcelona want to sign Liverpool's Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, by the end of the week.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • But Liverpool are refusing to sell Coutinho, as a Barcelona delegation flew to England to negotiate a deal. The La Liga club are willing to up their bid to £120m.
    ( Daily Star)

  • Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told the media in a public statement that the club have no plans to sell Gareth Bale, 28, following interest from Manchester United.
    ( Daily Star)

  • But privately Perez has told Jose Mourinho that he would be willing to let the Welshman leave.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Chelsea have launched a £25m bid for Arsenal's England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to bid for Tottenham and England full-back Danny Rose, 27.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester City have made enquiries about the availability of Barcelona's 29-year-old midfielder, Sergio Busquets.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Inter Milan have joined the race for Leicester's playmaker Riyad Mahrez, after Roma had a £32m bid for the 26-year-old turned down. The Foxes want £50m for the Algeria winger.
    ( Daily Mirror )

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    ( Independent )

  • Paris St-Germain are ready to offer £80m for Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, as they try to beat Manchester City for the Arsenal star.
    ( Independent )

  • Chelsea and Manchester United have received encouragement to pursue a deal to sign Serge Aurier after PSG decided to put the 24-year-old Ivory Coast right-back up for sale.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Southampton are prepared to let Virgil van Dijk, 26, 'rot in the stands' than sell the Dutch defender.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Negotiations between Everton and Swansea over a deal for Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, have broken down but any suggestion the deal is completely off is nonsense.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Brighton are prepared to break their transfer record again this summer to bring in a striker, having paid PSV Eindhoven £10m for midfielder Davy Propper, 25.
    ( Brighton Argus )

  • Stoke's Spanish defender Marc Muniesa, 25, is nearing a transfer to La Liga side Girona.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )

  • Liverpool are set to turn down a request from Hannover to take 17-year-old forward Ben Woodburn on loan.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa, 24, is now being tipped to join Hull City.
    ( Leicester Mercury )

  • Birmingham have rejected a £3m bid from Derby for striker Che Adams with Blues boss Harry Redknapp keen to hang on to the 21-year-old.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Marseille are hoping to finalise a deal to sign defender Jordan Amavi, 23, from Aston Villa before the end of the week.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has been told to offload players before he considers adding to his £30m summer spending.


  • Manchester City must wait until the middle of next month at the earliest to find out if they will face sanctions for allegedly breaching rules around the signing of Argentine teenager Benjamin Garre.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • A Manchester United fan at the Super Cup has gone on a rant about his "horror show hotel" in Skopje.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has his very own computer game called Zlatan Legends.
    ( ESPN )

  • Cristiano Ronaldo escaped a nasty fall after slipping on a towel as he stepped off the Real Madrid team bus.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

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