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Football Rumours on Friday 21st February 2020

last updated Friday 21st February 2020, 8:47 AM


  • Arsenal are considering triggering the £34m release clause in 24-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Germany defender Jonathan Tah's contract.

  • Arsenal are sending scouts to watch Italy midfielder Bryan Cristante, 24, play for Roma this weekend.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City and Barcelona will have to pay in excess of 90m euros (£75m) for Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, this summer.

  • Spain full-back Marcos Alonso remains a target for Inter Milan - but Chelsea are set to raise their asking price for the 29-year-old.

  • Chelsea's Brazil winger Willian, 31, is out of contract at the end of the season but says he has no plans to move his family from their London home.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Inter are prepared to offer players to Verona as part of a deal for their Albania defender Marash Kumbulla, 20, who has also been linked with Liverpool.
    (Inside Futbol)

  • La Liga strugglers Leganes are furious Barcelona were allowed to sign Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 28, outside the transfer window, and hope they will be granted the same permission to sign a striker.

  • Juventus and Inter are interested in signing Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri but have yet to make an official bid for the 25-year-old Italy full-back, according to his agent.

  • Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has been linked with a possible summer exit from Anfield with Bayern Munich considering making a move for the Brazilian.
    (Daily Express)

  • Real Madrid are monitoring highly rated Rennes and France Under-21 midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 17.

  • Manchester United are said to have deemed a move for West Ham midfielder Kai Corbett, 17 - a triallist at Bristol City last month - to be too expensive.
    (Bristol Post)

  • Bayern Munich's German goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl, 20, turned down a move to Liverpool last year because he was not prepared to play a substitute role.

  • Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira could become a permanent West Brom player after the derby against Birmingham next month. When the 23-year-old makes 30 appearances it triggers the clause in his loan deal from Sporting Lisbon.
    (Express and Star)

  • Sunderland are offering a trial to South Shields defender Wouter Verstraaten, a 23-year-old who began his professional career with the academy at PSV.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • 16-year-old Chelsea starlet Samuel Iling-Junior is wanted by Bayern Munich, PSG and Ajax after his contract talks stalled.

  • Southampton are hoping to re-sign England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, who is expected to leave Liverpool this summer.
    (Daily Express)

  • Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says he is confident of keeping manager Roy Hodgson at the club after offering him a new contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen on signing Christian Eriksen before the 28-year-old Denmark midfielder left Tottenham for Inter Milan last month.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Gareth Southgate is monitoring the situation with Marcus Rashford's injury as he continues preparations for his Euro 2020 squad selection.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Harry Kane led the tributes to Tottenham legend and all-time record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves who turned 80 on Thursday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham's Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn, 22, faces a driving ban after being caught speeding at 91mph in a built-up area in Eindhoven.

  • Chelsea's Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 23, will be fit to face Tottenham on Saturday having flown to Milan to have a protective mask made after breaking his nose against Manchester United on Monday.
    (The Athletic)

  • Manchester City have yet to sell out their most expensive tickets for the Carabao Cup final with Aston Villa on 1 March.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester City will not be forced to sell any of their key stars if their two-year Champions League ban remains in place and may even benefit financially from their time out of Europe.
    (Daily Mail)

  • FA staff will have to move out of Wembley at the end of May when Uefa takes control of the stadium for this summer's European Championships.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Atletico Madrid's players were angered by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's complaints after they beat the Reds 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match, and think the German should focus more on his own team's shortcomings.

  • Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who has been charged by Swiss prosecutors following an investigation into the awarding of tournament media rights, previously agreed to pay Fifa a substantial settlement fee that led to the world governing body dropping a bribery complaint.

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