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Football Rumours on Friday 16th August 2019

last updated Friday 16th August 2019, 9:13 AM


  • DC United have held talks with Mesut Ozil's agent in Washington regarding a potential move to the MLS.
    (Daily Mail)

  • France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, is still desperate to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid this summer.

  • England centre-back Harry Maguire, 26, turned down a £278,000-a-week offer from Manchester City in favour of joining rivals United instead.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held talks with Tottenham's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen over a potential move to Old Trafford, however the 27-year-old wanted to hold out for a move to Spain.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Manchester United's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, is set for a move to Italy, with Juventus, Napoli, AC Milan and Inter Milan all in contention to sign him.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Sanchez will push for a move out of Old Trafford before the European transfer window closes on 2 September.

  • Alternatively, Sanchez' current £560,000-a-week deal has left United unable to find a buyer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Juventus are still hoping to offload Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25, before the European deadline - though the Italian champions are yet to receive any firm offers.

  • Argentina centre-back Marcos Rojo, 29, who was a target for Everton over the summer, is likely to leave Manchester United before the European transfer window closes.
    (Daily Express)

  • Liverpool and Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 30, is close to securing a move to Serie A side Roma in a £23m deal.
    (Calcio Mercato)

  • Andy King has become Rangers' 10th summer signing after joining from Leicester on a season-long loan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brazilian side Flamengo pulled out of a move for free-agent striker Mario Balotelli over the 29-year-old's £4m contract demands.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Napoli have agreed a deal to sign 23-year-old Mexico winger Hirving Lozano from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
    (Voetbal International)

  • Napoli rejected a 90m euro (£82m) bid from Manchester United for 28-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly before the end of the English transfer window.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Bournemouth's English winger Jordon Ibe is wanted by Scottish champions Celtic. Italian side Napoli have already made an enquiry for the 23-year-old.

  • Sol Campbell left Macclesfield Town by mutual consent because he was not paid for four months.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini says he wanted Liverpool keeper Adrian, 32, to stay at the club.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo says Brazil forward Neymar "has made mistakes" but insisted the 27-year-old is in Paris "for three years".

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is keen for Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 28, who is wanted by Napoli, to stay at the club and fight for his place.
    (Cope Deportes)

  • Stoke City's England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 26, will seek a move abroad to force his way into England manager Gareth Southgate's plans for Euro 2020.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Benjamin Mendy is back at Manchester City ready to step up his recovery from knee surgery.

  • Diogo Jota's spectacular late volley capped a 4-0 second-leg victory for Wolves over Pyunik as they moved closer to the Europa League group stage.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Rangers made the minimum fuss of in completing the job against FC Midtjylland as they cruised into the Europa League play-offs with a 3-1 win at Ibrox.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United have banned players from signing autographs at an entrance to the club's training ground over safety concerns.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United want to build a food kiosk yards away from the Class of 92's hotel - in a bid to hoover up trade outside of Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Celtic keeper Scott Bain has been ruled out for two months with a hand problem he picked up in their Europa League defeat to Cluj.

  • Bury's clash with Rotherham has been suspended - the club's fifth match in a row not to take place - due to continued concerns over the club's financial viability.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea have taken legal action against 11 ticket touts operating around Stamford Bridge on matchdays, with one receiving a six-month prison sentence.
    (Sky Sports)

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