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Football Rumours on Friday 14th August 2020

last updated Friday 14th August 2020, 9:25 AM


  • Arsenal will announce the signing of Brazil forward Willian on three-year deal this weekend after the 32-year-old's contract at Chelsea expired.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Gunners will give Willian a deal worth £220,000 a week, including a signing-on fee.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur could be given another chance to sign Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, from Juventus this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City are lining up a shock £40m bid for Spurs midfielder Harry Winks with Jose Mourinho willing to sell.

  • Manchester City are keen on Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly but have denied making a bid for the 29-year-old Senegal international, while the Premier League side are not interested in Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Premier League winners Liverpool have made contact with German champions Bayern over a deal for Thiago Alcantara.

  • However, the Reds have no interest in Vasco da Gama's Brazilian forward Talles Magno, despite reports in Brazil linking the 18-year-old with a move to Anfield.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United are set to compete with Chelsea to sign Leicester City's England left-back Ben Chilwell, with the Blues unwilling to meet the Foxes' £80m asking price for the 23-year-old.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham United want more than £80m for England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, amid interest from Chelsea.

  • Manchester United will demand £20m from Roma for 30-year-old England centre-back Chris Smalling, who is willing to take a pay cut to join the Serie A side.

  • Arsenal face competition from Juventus for Atletico Madrid's 27-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey.
    (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

  • Napoli are willing to reach an agreement for Everton to sign their Brazilian midfielder Allan, 29.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea's Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 26, has agreed personal terms with Serie A side Inter Milan.

  • Chelsea are more likely to sign Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon than Premier League rivals Arsenal because they are in next season's Champions League.

  • QPR have rejoined the race to land Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes.
    (Scottish Sun)

  • Championship side Stoke City have cut their asking price for England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 27, to about £8-10m.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Jan Vertonghen is set to join Benfica on a three-year deal after leaving Tottenham.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The agent of Brazil international Philippe Coutinho, 28, says the Barcelona midfielder could remain at the Nou Camp despite being linked with a Premier League move.

  • Kieffer Moore has completed a permanent transfer to Cardiff City from Wigan Athletic, subject to international clearance.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Borussia Dortmund's head of football operations, Sebastian Kehl, has reiterated that 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho will definitely be staying at the club despite interest from Manchester United.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Dortmund believe Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will come in for Sancho next year if United fail to sign him this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Atletico Madrid's 27-year-old Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak is to make a decision on his future amid interest from Chelsea.

  • New Juve manager Andrea Pirlo has also told Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32, and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, they can leave the club.

  • Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller insists 21-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, a target of Chelsea, will only be allowed to leave "under certain conditions".


  • Former England defender Chris Powell has joined Tottenham’s academy as head of coaching.
    (Sky Sports)


  • FA Cup replays have been scrapped for the 2020-21 season, the Football Association has confirmed.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle's takeover collapsed in a stalemate over whether the Saudi Arabian state would be in control of the club after the deal went through.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham's Heung-Min Son has won the Premier League Goal of the Season award for his spectacular solo effort against Burnley in December.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal are angry with Mesut Ozil after the midfielder broke ranks to defend his decision to reject a reduction in his £350,000-per-week wages, while hinting that may be why Mikel Arteta stopped selecting him.
    (Daily Mail)

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