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Football Rumours on Friday 16th July 2021

last updated Friday 16th July 2021, 6:35 AM


  • Arsenal are interested in signing Chelsea's 23-year-old England striker Tammy Abraham, who the Blues have also made available to Tottenham and Inter Milan. Chelsea are tracking Spurs' England striker Harry Kane, 27, and Inter's Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 28.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham could make a move to sign Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, 25, but will have to meet his £26m release clause to get the Italy international.

  • Manchester United are close to completing a double defensive swoop for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier worth £68m.

  • Tottenham want 28-year-old England striker Danny Ings but face difficulties as Southampton are reluctant to do business with the north London club.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have been linked with Manchester United's 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is also wanted by West Ham where he impressed on loan last season.

  • Fiorentina are looking to fend off interest in Dusan Vlahovic from Liverpool and Tottenham by tying the 21-year-old Serbia striker down to a new contract.

  • Real Madrid have accepted that 28-year-old France defender Raphael Varane will not sign a new deal and are waiting for an offer from Manchester United.

  • Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti wants club bosses to sign Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, from Liverpool if a deal for Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, cannot be struck this summer.

  • West Ham have established a plan that they hope will be able to see of the interest of Manchester United and Chelsea in star midfielder Declan Rice.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Premier League newcomers Brentford are preparing to table a club-record £13.5m offer for Celtic's Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer, 23.

  • Leicester have signed free agent Ryan Bertrand on a two-year contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri, 26, is wanted by Italian champions Inter Milan and Jose Mourinho's Roma, with Napoli making the Euro 2020-winning Italy international their preferred choice as they also consider a move for Uruguayan Mathias Olivera, 23, from Getafe.

  • Manchester City are closing in on the £11m sale of striker Lukas Nmecha to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Crystal Palace have agreed a deal with Chelsea to sign defender Marc Guehi.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Signing Arsenal's Joe Willock, 21, on a permanent basis remains Newcastle United's top priority this summer after the England Under-21s midfielder spent time on loan at St James' Park last season.

  • Chelsea and Manchester City have both turned down the chance to sign Antoine Griezmann.
    (Daily Star)

  • AC Milan have rejected a £34m bid from Paris St-Germain for 23-year-old French midfielder Theo Hernandez.

  • Wolves have signed Portuguese goalkeeper Jose Sa from Olympiakos on a five-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Inter Milan insist Euro 2020-winning Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella is "untouchable'" amid rumours linking the 24-year-old with Liverpool and Manchester United.
    (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

  • Arsenal defender William Saliba has joined Ligue 1 side Marseille on a season-long loan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton are set to sign 16-year-old English striker Francis Okoronkwo from Sunderland in a deal worth up to £1m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is Sassuolo's main target to replace Manuel Locatelli, should the Italy international leave this summer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Borussia Dortmund have turned down Chelsea's informal player-plus-cash proposal for striker Erling Haaland, according to Sky in Germany.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Olivier Giroud travelled to Italy on Thursday to undergo a medical ahead of his move from Chelsea to AC Milan.
    (Sky Sports)


  • England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has not made a decision on his international future despite reports claiming he has chosen to switch allegiance to Ghana.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Brighton are planning to reopen talks with Solly March over a new contract ahead of next season.

  • Pressure is mounting on the Premier League to revise how it uses VAR after the 'light-touch' approach at Euro 2020 won widespread praise.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wolves are signing defender Dion Sanderson to a new long-term contract and will send him on loan to Championship side Birmingham City.
    (Daily Mail)

  • FA Cup replays will return up to and including the fourth round for the upcoming season, the Football Association has confirmed.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Jose Mourinho oversaw a goal-fest in his first game as Roma boss, with his new side hitting 10 goals past a lower-league Italian team.
    (Sky Sports)

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