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Football Rumours on Friday 20th May 2016

last updated Friday 20th May 2016, 9:24 AM


  • Arsenal are ready to give a contract extension to 24-year-old England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has just returned from a 10-month injury lay-off.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Tottenham are interested in signing Franco Vazquez from Palermo as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of a Champions League return.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • West Ham are considering a ambitious move for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, 29.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Arsene Wenger is preparing to go British this summer with a string of squad reinforcements. He is eyeing Celtic's teenage left-back Kieran Tierney and has already made a £3m offer for Bolton's England U21 international defender Rob Holding.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, 23, is close to finalising a £34m move to Arsenal.
    ( Sun )


  • Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, 25, will hold talks with manager Jurgen Klopp to find out whether he has a future at the club.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Klopp is close to completing the signing of £4.7m goalkeeper Loris Karius, 22, from former club Mainz.
    ( Guardian )


  • Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, 35, does not know whether he will be offered a new deal when his contract expires next month.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Everton are considering signing 21-year-old Bologna goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, who spent part of his teenage years at Manchester United, as a replacement for the departing Tim Howard.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • The Toffees, without a manager since Roberto Martinez was sacked, are also scouting 21-year-old Club Brugge defender Bjorn Engels.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • West Brom manager Tony Pulis is planning a move for West Ham's 26-year-old Ecuador striker Enner Valencia.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Sunderland are considering a move for Swansea forwards Andre Ayew, 26, and Bafetimbi Gomis, 30.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Watford's 27-year-old Mexico international left-back Miguel Layun is set to sign for FC Porto on a permanent deal, having much of this season on loan with the Portuguese club.
    ( A Bola )


  • Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 23, is good enough to play for French champions Paris St-Germain, says team-mate Yohan Cabaye.
    ( London Evening Standard )




  • MANAGER MOVEMENTS

  • Manchester United want Louis van Gaal to become director of football, allowing former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to work alongside him.
    ( Sun )


  • Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, whose side face Van Gaal's United in Saturday's FA Cup final, will sign a new four-year contract before the Wembley showpiece.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Blackburn have Rotherham boss Neil Redfearn and ex- Cardiff manager Russell Slade on top of their shortlist to replace Paul Lambert.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Celtic have made a formal job offer to Brendan Rodgers as they look to appoint the Northern Irishman as their new manager.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Frank de Boer claims he has yet to decide his future, despite being linked with Everton.
    ( Daily Star )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Retiring Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, 34, is set to be offered a coaching role at Manchester City by incoming manager Pep Guardiola.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Andreas Pereira has hit out at Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal for failing to give him more playing time after blocking a January move away.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Aston Villa's new owner Tony Xia has vowed to transform the club into one of the best three in the world inside 10 years.
    ( Guardian )


  • The Chinese businessman also said he wants to rebrand Villa Park once he completes his £60m takeover.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Manchester United are staying in a hotel just yards from Wembley as they try to avoid more travel problems in London before the FA Cup final. The Red Devils' matches at Tottenham and West Ham this season were both delayed because of traffic congestion.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • English Football League chiefs last night refused to rule out Celtic and Rangers being invited to join a new expanded set-up down south.
    ( Daily Record )


  • Marco Russ, captain of Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, has been diagnosed with a tumour after failing a routine doping test.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • La Liga chiefs will fine Spanish clubs that allow empty seats to be shown on TV from next season.
    ( Sun )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Real Madrid midfielder Isco has revealed his dog is named after Barcelona forward Lionel Messi - and for that reason is too embarrassed to take him for a walk.
    ( Sport )






















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