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Football Rumours on Friday 21st July 2017

last updated Friday 21st July 2017, 8:50 AM

  • Fulham target Diego Rolan could make the Cottagers wait until the final days of the transfer window to sign him. The Bordeaux striker, 24, is holding out for a move to the Premier League or Spain.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Arsenal are increasingly confident midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, will sign a new contract.
    ( Sun )

  • Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is open to a move to West Ham - if they can agree a fee with Arsenal.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Tottenham have asked to be kept informed of Riyad Mahrez's situation at Leicester City, but the Foxes will have to lower their £50m asking price for the 26-year-old forward for Spurs to make a move.
    ( Standard )

  • Manchester City have had a £44.5m bid for left-back Benjamin Mendy rejected by Monaco. The Ligue 1 side are demanding £54m for the 23-year-old.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • And City will complete the signing of 26-year-old right-back Danilo from Real Madrid on Friday.
    ( Marca )

  • Barcelona have bid £72m for Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, but the Reds are expected to reject the offer.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • The Reds say the La Liga giants are wasting their time.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Manchester United have turned their attention to a £25m deal for Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, 24, as they struggle to reach a deal with Monaco for Fabinho, 23.
    ( Independent )

  • PSG coach Unai Emery has confirmed Ivory Coast international Aurier wants to leave this summer.
    ( Metro )

  • Leicester players are ready to "dig out" Mahrez if he does not put in 100% effort, says midfielder Andy King.
    ( Leicester Mercury )

  • Manchester United have still not met Inter Milan's valuation of Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, 28.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in 17-year-old Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho.
    ( Independent )

  • Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 28, will become West Ham's highest-paid player following his medical at the London club on Friday.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Crystal Palace are planning a new bid for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, 22, after their opening offer of £16m was rejected.
    ( ESPN FC )

  • Bournemouth winger Max Gradel has told the club he wants to join Toulouse. The Cherries have already rejected a loan offer from the French club for the 29-year-old.
    ( Talksport )

  • Stewart Downing's anticipated departure from Middlesbrough has been delayed as Birmingham City continue to try to strike a deal for the 32-year-old midfielder.
    ( Gazette )

  • Newcastle United have agreed to sell 33-year-old striker Daryl Murphy to Nottingham Forest for £2m.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Premier League managers will be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the Confederation of African Football revealed that the Cup of Nations will become a summer event from 2019.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Stuart Manley once had a trial at Manchester United, but the Welshman turned his back on football and is now playing in golf's Open Championship.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told striker Marcus Rashford to change his shirt number to nine - because that's what goalscorers wear.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he owes the club's recruitment staff a debt of gratitude over striker Dominic Solanke, who was such an unknown quantity he struggled to even find DVDs of the 19-year-old in action.
    (Liverpool Echo)

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