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Football Rumours on Friday 12th May 2023

last updated Friday 12th May 2023, 9:18 AM


  • Arsenal looked at Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby in January and have identified him as a possible target in the summer.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Emiliano Martinez is ready to quit Aston Villa this summer, according to reports in Argentina, with a host of Premier League rivals including Chelsea and Manchester United set to make their interest known.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea are set to put a move for Napoli's Victor Osimhen on hold as they believe agreeing a deal for the Nigeria striker, 24, would be too difficult this summer.
    (Football Insider)

  • Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, will return to Chelsea from his loan at Inter Milan in the summer and hold talks with prospective new Blues boss boss Mauricio Pochettino as well as taking part in pre-season training before a decision is taken on his future.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Burnley, Brentford and Wolves are leading the race to sign highly-rated Almeria forward El Bilal Toure, who is likely to cost in the region of £25m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea will request between £30-40m for Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, with Manchester City interested in the 29-year-old.
    (Football Insider)

  • Aston Villa could have as much as £200m to spend in the summer transfer window and are likely to target Sporting Lisbon midfielder Manuel Ugarte, also wanted by Newcastle.

  • Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will make signing Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford a summer priority if the club is unable to secure a new deal for David de Gea.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United are interested in 20-year-old Anderlecht and Netherlands keeper Bart Verbruggen, with De Gea's number one status at the Old Trafford club in doubt.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Newcastle, Manchester United and Liverpool scouts have been watching Nice's French centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 23.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Aston Villa want to bring in Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, 27, on a free transfer when the Spain international's contract runs out in the summer.

  • Newcastle United will face competition from Paris St-Germain for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, with the German club wanting at least 60m euros for the France international, 23.
    (Sport Bild)

  • Bayern Munich would like to keep hold of on-loan Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, while Arsenal and Barcelona are also interested in the 28-year-old Portugal international.
    (90 Min)

  • Brentford want £40m for in-demand Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton have a strong interest in signing Southampton's Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu, 24, this summer.
    (Football Insider)

  • Nottingham Forest will refuse offers for Brennan Johnson if they stay up this season, with Aston Villa and Newcastle among the clubs to have registered an interest in the Wales forward, 21.
    (Football Transfers)

  • Norwich City are set to sign English striker Ashley Barnes when the 33-year-old's contract with Burnley expires in the summer.
    (Football Insider)

  • Wolves are hopeful Ruben Neves will not leave the club on a free transfer despite sustained interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea's English defender Dujon Sterling, 23, is expected to move to Scottish club Rangers on a free transfer in the coming weeks.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • La Liga president Javier Tebas says the departure of Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets from Barcelona is the "beginning of the path" for the Spanish club to re-sign 35-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi, whose contract with Paris St-Germain runs out in the summer.
    (Cadena COPE)


  • Chelsea and Pochettino reach breakthrough in talks as ‘negotiations over becoming next manager enter final stages’.

  • Tottenham are confident they are unlikely to face any competition for Julian Nagelsmann this summer as they continue their search for Antonio Conte's long-term replacement.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Owner Bill Foley is offering Bournemouth players a trip to Las Vegas, where he owns the NHL's Golden Knights, should they secure Premier League survival.
    (Daily Mail)

  • UEFA has held informal talks about moving the Champions League final to the Stadium of Light in Lisbon, home of Benfica, if there is unrest in host city Istanbul following the presidential Turkish elections, which could include a run-off on May 28.
    (Daily Mail)

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